Vintage Hand Carved African Bamileke Stool or Table from Cameroon


Circa 1980s round dark wood stool or side table. Hand-carved by a tribal artist in Cameroon, this style is known as a spider stool because of its knobby web-like base. The Bamileke people see spiders as a link between the living and the dead and depictions of spiders and their webs are a way to honor ancestors.