“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.
Art from this Tribe
Bamileke Batcham African Figure 32″ – Cameroon
Bamileke Beaded African Figure 17″ – Cameroon
Bamileke Beaded Horse Rider Statue 25″ – Cameroon – African Art$395.00 View More
Colorful Beaded Bamileke Figure 16″ – Cameroon – African Art$275.00 View More