A WEARABLE LEATHER +SHELL VEST FROM BAMILEKE TRIBE OF CAMEROON ( No 0116 )

£110.00
This is a dramatic leather vest or jacket from the Bamileke people of Cameroon, West Africa. It is made using leather, natural fibre and cowrie shells hand sewn in graphic shapes and textures.  The patina is moderate.  The leather has stiffened with age.  This is an unusual piece.  In good condition,  Width approx 60cm.  This item could have been tribally used, but it is unclear.  Stand not included.