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A beautiful beaded elephant from the Bamileke tribe of Cameroon.
Beaded figures are among the better-known sculptures of the Grassland area. They come from the Bamileke area, but in particular from the Bamun sultanate. Carves with a wooden core and covered by a raffia cloth, the figure itself is hidden by a layer of multi-coloured beads.
Good condition with a beautiful colored patina.
OBJECT: Beaded Elephant
ETHNIC GROUP/ CULTURE: Bamileke
REGION/ COUNTRY: Grassland of Cameroun
MATERIAL: Beads, Wood
DIMENSIONS: 21×27×12 cm
WEIGHT: 2000 g
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