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Sidney Taylor
The Bamileke is the native group which is now dominant in Cameroon's West and Northwest Regions. It is part of the Semi-Bantu ethnic group. The Bamileke are regrouped under several groups, each under the guidance of a chief or fon. Nonetheless, all of these groups have the same ancestors and thus share the same history, culture, and languages. The Bamileke, whose origins trace to Egypt, migrated from Upper-Egypt in the 9th century and made their last long-lasting settlement in the Tikar region ( Africa People, Black Royalty, Afrique Art, African Royalty, Postal Vintage, African Textiles, African People, Art Africain, African Diaspora

With newly made Cameroon feather hats for sale by the hundred on Ebay and, I noticed this morning, a page on Pinterest devoted to “Juju Hat Decor” it seems like a good time to look at a few old images showing the real thing in the original context of court regalia in the Cameroon grassfields kingdoms of the early C20th. All photos vintage postcards circa 1900-10, author’s collection.

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Roz Kravitz

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