The Bamun live in the grassland region of southwest Cameroon. The grassland region is a hilly and mountainous area covered by an equatorial forest in the south and a savannah in the north. politically, the area is divided into numerous small independent kingdoms and chiefdoms, whose powers are counterbalanced by male and female societies. The sultanate of Bamun is ruled by a single, sacred king, known as the
, who reside in the capitol Fumban.
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BAMUN Helmet Masks
BAMUN Bronze/Lost Wax