Bamileke Prestige Stool
Think about the time, the ingenuity, the creativity, the skills to design and make these stools from hardwood tree trunk to this exceptional stool.
The Bamileke of Cameroon reserve these stools for use by royalty during public ceremonies. Persons of some social importance were allowed larger stools with geometric patterns or limited symbolism to indicate the owner’s position in the social scale.” The elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, and python are royal symbols, usually reserved for the Fon (the King). Lions in Africa symbolize majesty, monarchy, strength, supremacy. In many cultures, the lion appears as the king of animals.