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Tikar Apron Woven Cameroon African Art

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Title Tikar Apron Woven Cameroon African Art
Country of Origin Cameroon
People Tikar/Bamunka?
Materials Cotton? thread
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 13.5 Inches
Width: 9.5 Inches
24 inch strap
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Dirty, frayed, some broken stitches

Additional Information:   A dangling apron made from woven and braided threads.  

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 .