Cameroon Dolls Western High Plateau Bamileke People

Two small beaded dolls made by the Bamileke people, an ethnic group living in the Western High Plateau region (also called the Bamenda Grassfields) of Cameroon. I saw them listed as fertility and popular souvenir dolls online but other than that I haven’t been able to find more information about these dolls.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object African tribal figures
Origin Cameroon, Western High Plateau
Culture Bamileke people
Medium Fabric, burlap, beads, Job Tears seeds, string
Mark or Tag None
Made by Bamileke people
Size H 15 & 11 cm
Dated Not Dated
Acquired Online 2021


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,