Medium: One of a Kind Hand Made African Clay* Dimensions: Height: 1.6 feet/19 inches, 48 centimeters Circumference: 16 inches, 41 centimeters Region: Cameroon, West Africa Tribe: Bamileke Tribe Approximate Age: 70 years old (1952) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: D007 Collection: Decor Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Aged Palm Wine Vessel" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
*A Vessel stabilizer, which keeps the vessel straight and steady, is included with your order. You can see the stabilizer in the photos
The Aged Palm Wine Vessel is a one of a kind, hand crafted piece made in 1952 from pure African Clay by the Bamileke people in Cameroon. The vessel is heavy and robust with thick walls, intricately designed with a spider motif and used for storage of palm wine. The entire vessel is unbroken, intact, and in original, unrestored condition. The age of the item reflects the magnificent height of Bamileke vessel artistry.
This unique piece was hand made by the Bamileke peoples in Cameroon. No factories or machinery was involved in the production process, only artisans and hand tools with painstaking detail and precision. This piece is made out of natural materials and is free from any fillers, dyes, stains, or varnishes. There is ONLY ONE piece in existence--truly one of a kind.
Some more information about York's Shona Gallery: • We are based in New York City and opened NYC's first African art gallery in 1985 • Family and Minority Owned & Operated • Each Purchase Supports Tribes in Africa
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