Project Description

African Hand Carved Bamileke Wood Stool

This African hand-carved Bamileke wood stool was literally and figuratively ‘made for a King’ as he sits on it during ceremonial rituals in Cameroon honoring the earth spider. According to legend, the earth spider plays a vital part in solving problems. As the earth spider is an essential link between the present and ancestral underground world.

The “X” shape rosettes of a six or eight star pattern carved into the Bamileke stools indicates a spiders’ shape.  It also suggests the common denominator shared by both spider and King of divine knowledge.

Material: Mansonia Wood (Mansonia altissima.)

Size:  74Diam cm x 47H

Colour: Black

Order Code: BF 0016