Cameroon Bamum Dolls

Two ceramic dolls with bodies covered in leather made by the Bamum people, a Bantu ethnic group living in Cameroon. The Bamum people are also known as Bamoum, Bamun, Bamoun, or Mum. According to the seller these dolls are male and female. Purchased new in 2015.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object African tribal figures
Origin Cameroon
Culture Bamum people
Medium Clay, leather, beads, shells, seeds
Mark or Tag None
Made by Bamum people
Size H 14,5 cm
Dated 2015
Acquired Annual Collector's Fair 2015


No postcard available. There should be a nice postcard here that matches these dolls, to show you how the people living in Cameroon are dressed in their traditional costume.

There is nothing suitable in our postcard books at the moment, too bad!

Happy collecting,