|Title||Bamun Raffia Prestige Bag Cameroon African Art|
|Type of Object||Bag|
|Country of Origin||Cameroon|
|Approximate Age||20th century|
|Overall Condition||Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.|
|Damage/Repair||One side torn halfway down, stains, holes and wear|
Additional Information: A old raffia bag from the Tikar or Bamunka groups in Cameroon. This verision employs two carved figures for decoration. See similar examples and fascinating information on these bags in Paul Gebauer's ART OF CAMEROON. Similar examples are in the Gebauer collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Raffia bags were carried prior to 1950 by both men and women to denote a person's position as lineage head. Similar bags are carried by many other groups in Cameroon including the , Bamum and the Bamileke .