WOOD, BEADS, HEIGHT 50CM
This beautiful beaded table, also sometimes used as a stool, comes from the village Lebia-Allem in north western Cameroon where it was part of the inheritance of the local chief. The four legs are constructed with powerful buffalo heads and a striking geometric pattern is displayed on top. The Kom live in the north western mountainous regions of Cameroon, close to the border with Nigeria. The Kom are rule by the Fon (king) who is assisted by a council of elders. Every village on the kingdom is governed by a chief. These chiefs, advised by the elders are responsible for selecting the Fon.