This attractive chair was carved in an unknown style and features beautiful metal tacking in a decorative design . It measures 27.25 inches tall by 28.5 inches wide and weighs 31 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. This is an oversized item that will require a freight quote. Please inquire.
African Lounge Chair with Metal Tacking 28.5″ Long – Tribal Art
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Wood, pigment, metal
Cracking, scrapes and scuffs – see photos
About the Bamileke People
“The grassland region, in south-west Cameroon, is a hilly and mountainous area covered by an equatorial forest in the south and a savannah in the north. Politically, the area is divided into numerous small independent kingdoms and chiefdoms, whose powers are counterbalanced by male and female societies. Since it’s colonization by the Germans in 1884, this entire region, in particular the Bamileke, Bamun and Tikar territories, has attracted the attention of Western scholars because of its artistic heritage.”
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.