Cameroon was one of the most sought-after African territories by European powers in the the 17th up into the 20th century due to its coastal area and its fertile lands for plantations. It was a fertile slave trade region and was a territory of either Germany, France or Great Britain off and on for about a century in the 19th into the 20th century.
It is one of the great mysterious nations in terms of its culture and history well before it achieved independence from France in 1960. Tribal artwork and currency from pre-colonial and colonial periods are quite unique in terms of their influences from Muslims and Christians, French, Portuguese and German alike who settled the area. Be sure to browse our online catalog of this truly special African art from one of the most interesting and diverse colonies in all of Africa.