Collection: Adamawa

The Adamawa people are a diverse ethnic group in West Africa, with a population of around 10 million people spread across several countries, ans are known for their rich cultural heritage, which includes a variety of traditional art forms.

One of the most notable forms of Adamawa art is their pottery. Adamawa potters produce a range of vessels, including jars, bowls, and cups, using traditional techniques and designs. The pottery is often decorated with intricate patterns and symbols and is used in a variety of contexts.

"The art of manufacturing and the knowledge of its use is reserved for only a few old people today; the young generation, brought up by missionaries, often no longer even know of their existence", Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, Erde und Erz, S. 271.