Natural Bamileke Table
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 openwork 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 handmade. Used as side tables in a contemporary context, this stool traditionally was the most important piece 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.
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