Destination guide Cameroon

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CAMEROON DRAWS THE WEALTH OF ITS CULTURE FROM AN EXTRA-
ORDINARY ETHNICAL DIVERSITY - THERE ARE IN ALL 208 ETHNIC
GROUPS. THIS CULTURE IS EXPRESSED IN THE WAY OF LIFE,
TRADITIONS, FOLKLORE AND CRAFTS OF ITS PEOPLE. THE PRO-
VINCES OF THE WEST, NORTH WEST, AND EXTREME NORTH REPRESENT
THE HIGH SPOTS, IN WHICH THE TOURIST WILL FIND AN ALMOST
EMBARRASSING CHOICE OF HANDICRAFTS WHICH VARY FROM WOODEN
MASKS TO SNAKE - OR CROCODILE-SKIN HANDBAGS, NOT TO MEN-
TION BRONZE FIGURES.

EXCEPT FOR ARTISTIC ARTICLES, WHOSE COMMERCIALIZATION FOR
EXPORT IS FORBIDDEN, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE TOURIST TO PUR-
CHASE AND TAKE OUT OF CAMEROON HAND MADE ARTICLES, SUCH AS
MASKS, FIGURINES, STATUETTES, LEATHER AND SKINS, ETC. IF
IN DOUBT ABOUT THE ARTICLE, INQUIRE AT THE MINISTRY OF
INFORMATION AND CULTURE AT YAUONDE.

SPECIALTY INCLUDE DECORATED POTS, DRINKING HORNS, JUGS, BOTTLES
AND CUPS, GREAT EARTHENWARE BOWLS & DELICATE POTTERY, DISHES &
TRAYS, MATS AND RUGS WOVEN FROM GRASS, RAFFIA, JEWELLERY,
CAMEL HAIR OR COTTON AND BEADWORK GARMENTS.
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