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Bamileke stool (N° 17335)
In African art, the Bamiléké demonstrate their know-how through the use of multicolored beads.
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This monoxyl seat, named rü mfo among the Bamum, Kuo koko for the Bamileke, presents human figurative motifs, associated with the chiefdom.
A basic structure is carved in wood to then be covered, above a canvas of rabane, with a lattice of imported pearls and cowries, an old currency associated with wealth.
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Located in the border region of Nigeria, the North West Province of Cameroon, Grassland is made up of several ethnic groups: Tikar, Anyang, Widekum, Chamba, Bamoun, or Bamum and Bamileke. Several centralized chiefdoms, or kingdoms, based on customary associations, secret societies, are organized around the Fon which has broad powers.
Among the Bamilekes of Sudano-Bantu origin, as in other ethnic groups, art objects testified to their owner's place in society. The seats, the ornamentation of which varied according to social status, were carved for current use or for meetings of Customary Societies.
(The Bamiléké, R. Lecoq)
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|Origin||Récolté in-situ 1997|
|Material(s)||wood, perles, cauris|
|Estimated dating||2ème halfxx°|
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