Bamum Royal Beaded Dress
Totally covered with thousands of glass beads making this garment 7.5kg in weight!
Origin: Foumban Palace Cameroon
Approx Age: 1960-80
Materials: Ndop cloth, glass beads.
Dimensions cm: Flat, 101 long x 80 to either shoulder cuff x 7.5kg
Ref. Number: 1766
An absolutely beautiful Bamum royal beaded dress owned by the wife of the Sultan Seidou Njimoluh Njoya (18th dynasty) this extremely heavy beaded dress would have been worn during traditional ceremonies within the Bamum Kingdom. An exquisite piece of beadwork, cleaned up this would look even more beautiful, it has gathered storage dust over the years.
This beautiful beaded dress would have taken possibly months to create, for the wife of the King some endurance as this dress weighs 7.5kg! Not an everyday wear item luckily, only traditional ceremonies in the Bamum Kingdom.
Seidou Njimoluh Njoya
|18th Mfon of the Bamun|
|Preceded by||Ibrahim Njoya|
|Succeeded by||Ibrahim Mbombo Njoya|
|Died||28 July, 1992|
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