Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood and Brass Dimensions (in): 30.5" x 86" Dimensions (cm): 77.47 x 218.44 Region: Cameroon Tribe: Bamileke Tribe Availability: In Stock Item Number: D004 Condition: Excellent Certificate of Authenticity Provided
The "Royal Door" features traditional carvings that are covered with symbolic motifs that represent the strength, power, authority, wisdom, and leadership of the fon (Royal leader or king). Royal animals and insects include the powerful elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion (center of door), python, scorpion and crocodile.
With woodcarving, one person harvests the wood, another roughs out the form, a carver refines the details, a sander smooths the surface, and a painter decorates it. Occasionally, one person may complete more than one of the steps, but this division of labor is part of the Bamileke. Working together as a community is highly valued for the Bamileke peoples.
This stunning door is perfect for art and history lovers alike. It can easily be leaned against any surface or hung up on any wall in your home or office.
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