HEIGHT 58CM, WOOD, METAL INLAY
The Bulu live in the tropical forests of Southern Cameroon and are closely related to the Fang. Monkeys were adored by the Bulu. Pregnant women were encouraged to eat monkey meat, hoping that some of the monkeys many positive attributes would get transmitted to the new born. This pipe is an exquisitely crafted piece of art with amazing attention to detail, especially so on the sitting monkey which creates the base of the pipe. The inside of the bowl is lined with sheet metal. It is made from hard wood and is quite heavy. Excellent condition.