Cameroon Royal Door

$5,075.00

Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon
Africa art one of a kind King's Door from Cameroon

Cameroon Royal Door

$5,075.00

Wooden carved door from Cameroon.

Detail: Royal door with brass lion in centre, encircled with brass figurines

Symbolism

Cameroon Royal Door. Traditional carvings are often covered with symbolic motifs that represent the strength, power, authority, wisdom, and leadership of the fon (Royal leader or king). Royal animals and insects include the powerful elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, python, scorpion and crocodile.

Shared labour

With woodcarving, one person harvests the wood, another roughs out the form, a carver refines the details, a sander smooths the surface, a painter decorates it, then a merchant sells the finished item. Of course, sometimes one person may complete more than one of the steps, but this division of labour is part of the culture. Working together as a community is highly valued.

Size:

2,160mm High X 790mm Wide X 190mm Deep

Weight:

27,8Kg

SKU:  YC0057 Category:  .
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Product Description

Wooden carved royal door from Cameroon.

Detail: Royal door with brass lion in centre, encircled with brass figurines

Symbolism

Cameroon Royal Door. Traditional carvings are often covered with symbolic motifs that represent the strength, power, authority, wisdom, and leadership of the fon (Royal leader or king). Royal animals and insects include the powerful elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, python, scorpion and crocodile.

Shared labour

With woodcarving, one person harvests the wood, another roughs out the form, a carver refines the details, a sander smooths the surface, a painter decorates it, then a merchant sells the finished item. Of course, sometimes one person may complete more than one of the steps, but this division of labour is part of the culture. Working together as a community is highly valued.

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Additional Information

Weight 27.8 kg
Dimensions 2160 x 790 x 190 mm

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