Beaded Stool - Bamileke People, Cameroon
Beaded Stool - Bamileke People, Cameroon
Beaded Stool - Bamileke People, Cameroon 1
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Beaded Stool - Bamileke People, Cameroon

$1,500.00
Throughout Africa the stool is considered a very personal & important piece of furniture, which serves as a symbol of its owner's rank.
The wealthiest & most powerful members of a society own the most opulent & beautifully carved or beaded stools.
In Benin, it is said " In the old days, a man was judged and respected according to the kind of stool he had; now it's by his car."
The Bamileke people of the Cameroon are known for their skill as wood carvers & for their distinctive round stools carved from a single piece of wood.

In the past, Cameroon seats, in particular, only a ruler could sit on a seat depicting an animal.
The stool is carved from one piece of wood.
The leopard symbolically related the ruler's personal character to the authority, strength and ferocity of the leopard.

H: 16 3/4 x Diam: 15 1/4

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