African Figurine of the Mambilla ethnic group of Nigeria.
Very particular hairdo composed with little wooden sticks.
This people of a Bantu origin split from the main Bantu group, two thousand years ago, and migrated to northern Cameroon and Nigeria, and under the pressure of Muslim Fula, they moved to the south during the 17th and 18th centuries. Although they have settled in altitude, the Fula succeeded, also because of slave trade under the leadership of their chief Sambo, in reducing the population to 16,000 individuals.
Objects are sent with track & trace.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 45.5×17.5×13 cm
- 1.61 kg