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Colorful Beaded Bamileke Mask 13″ – Cameroon – African Art

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This mask was created in the style of the Bamileke people of Cameroon. The mask face has been covered with colorful yellow, red and green beads. It measures 13 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. Some of the beads are loose and there is some scrapes and scuffs – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Face Mask

Country of Origin

Cameroon

Ethnicity

Bamileke

Material

Wood, Pigment, Beads

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

13"

Width (Inches)

10"

Depth (Inches)

3"

Weight (Pounds)

3 lbs

Overall Condition

Some loose beads, scrapes, scuffs – see photos

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Tribe Information

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.”

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.