La Route des Chefferies is a unique association in sub-Saharan Africa, which has been working for the past twenty years to safeguard and enhance the cultural, natural and creative heritage of Cameroon.

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Bamougoum heritage Hut: Calabashes in Chiefdoms

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Promote and enhance the culture of the Bamougoum people. This is the main objective of the Bamougoum heritage hut, which has the theme “The calabashes of the chiefdoms”. Considered one of the main production centers for calabashes in the Grassfields, Bamougoum is a chiefdom located in the district of Bafoussam III.

The museum offers an original presentation of the calabash, an object that has both a cultural, religious and everyday use. There are about a hundred calabashes, the most prestigious of which stand out for their decoration of pearls, cowries or traditional Ndop fabrics.

In 2022, the chiefdom loaned objects for the exhibition « Sur la Route des Chefferies du Cameroun. Du visible à l’invisible », presented at the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac from April to July. These objects returned to their place at the end of the exhibition.


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