It’s Cameroon season on ÌMỌ̀ DÁRA. Bordered by Nigeria, Chad, Gabon, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Guinea, the major kingdoms of Cameroon have been influenced by the different styles of their neighbours.

Discover classic works from the major kingdoms of Cameroon.

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Respect Your Ancestors

Across the many kingdoms of the Cameroon Grassfields, the central fon and his secret societies are responsible for the rule of each kingdom. As such the fon and his ancestors are revered and worshipped. Figures are carved to commemorate past leaders. View how these figures differ by region.

Prestige Objects

A Sign of Status

As a sign of social status and rank, men within kingdoms of the Grassfields possess title horns, tobacco pipes and prestige caps; precious heirlooms passed down through the generations. View the ‘status symbols’ of the Grassfields in these field photos.