Think about the time, the ingenuity, the creativity, the skills to design and make these stools from hardwood tree trunk to this exceptional stool.
The Bamileke of Cameroon reserve these stools for use by royalty during public ceremonies. Persons of some social importance were allowed larger stools with geometric patterns or limited symbolism to indicate the owner's position in the social scale.” The elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, and python are royal symbols, usually reserved for the Fon (the King). Lions in Africa symbolize majesty, monarchy, strength, supremacy. In many cultures, the lion appears as the king of animals.
The finishing is absolutely beautiful with encrusted cowry shells and African old coins. According to Knöpfli “The glossy bright cowry shell with its elongated opening is the symbol of wealth and royalty, respect and dignity.
Can be used as prestige decoration or as coffee or side tables.
Origin: Bamileke tribe, Bamoun tribe, West Cameroon
Art and Crafts items are sold as is. We will make sure to provide clear pictures as possible so that you can have all angles.
AFRILEGE: The African Privilege