This is an incredible piece! This Bulu statue/figure from Cameroon has a beautiful dark and shiny exterior patina and stands 18 inches tall and weighs 3 pounds. It would make an excellent addition to any collection.
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Wood, Pigment, Vegetable Fiber, Textile, Seed Pods
Possible minor imperfections and wear & tear, including but not limited to scuffing, cracking and minimal chipping. Possible previous repairs. See photos or inquire for more details.
About the Bulu People
Bulu, also spelled Boulou, inhabit the hilly, forested areas of Cameroon as well as mainland Guinea and northern Gabon. They are a subgroup of the Fang people.
The Bulu grow crops of cassava and corn. Due to the area in which the Bulu inhabit, a substantial portion of their income comes from cacao production. From this profit, the Bulu have long participated in the economic, political, and intellectual growth of Cameroon.
In late colonial years, the Bulu founded a formal tribal union with all clans represented and efforts coordinated for social welfare. American Protestant missionaries have had a great influence, and Bulu sculpture and other arts have been redirected from religious purposes to a flourishing tourist market.