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Bamun Raffia Prestige Bag Cameroon African Art

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Title Bamun Raffia Prestige Bag Cameroon African Art
Type of Object Bag
Country of Origin Cameroon
People Tikar/Bamunka
Materials Raffia
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 14 Inches
Width: 13 Inches
36 inch strap
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Well worn patina


Additional Information:   An old raffia bag from the Tikar or Bamunka groups in Cameroon. 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 .