Natural Bamileke Table

$682.00

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      The craftsmen of the Bamileke tribe in the grasslands region of the Cameroon, are famous for their skill in wood carving.

      They create a variety of remarkable round stools with repetitive open work designs, carved from a single tree trunk. One does not appreciate how much work and how difficult it is to hollow out the centre of the tree, leaving a thin outside exterior, which is then carved with an intricate pattern.

      These tables are rustic in nature, with imperfections that add to the uniqueness of hand made. Used as side tables in a contemporary context, this stool traditionally was the most important piece of furniture in the African home. They are often referred to as "king's stools" because the most intricate ones were used as seats for tribal chiefs. 

      Depending on the size – they make the perfect side table, bedside, coffee table or stool.

      *Please note – due to their hand-crafted nature actual stock may differ to images shown. Photos can be provided upon request.

      *Shipping is not calculated at the checkout due the unique size and weight of this item. You will be notified via email with a calculated shipping cost which will need to be paid over the phone prior to dispatch.