Bamun Old Wood Stool Cameroon
The Bamum are noted craftsmen. The men do embroidery, weaving, leatherwork, wood carving, metalwork, and blacksmithing, and the women make pottery. Both men and women cultivate the land. The Bamum are sedentary farmers who do some fishing but little hunting. Their principal crops are corn (maize), millet, cassava, and sweet potatoes. They believe in a supreme god who creates children, and they practice ancestor worship. Bamum doctors practice divination by interpreting the earth spider's manipulation of marked leaves.