5 Facts about Bamileke Stools


1. Bamileke stools are sometimes called bird’s nests or doughnuts.

2. They were originally used as ceremonial stools by the Bamileke Tribe of Cameroon.

3. They are carved from tree trunks.

4. The biggest and best of the stools made by wood workers were reserved for the King of the tribe.

5. The woven patterns in the stool are a symbol of wisdom.


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