Beds are made throughout Africa, mainly for resting during the day (daybeds). In most areas, they are carved out of a single piece of wood. The complexity of the designs varies enormously. In some instances, as with the Bamileke in Cameroon, they may have complex interlocking motifs carved all the way along the sides. The Senufo beds are simply designed. They consist of a completely flat and minimally adorned surface and a sloping headrest. The simplicity of the form enhances the monolithic sculptural quality. While some are quite small, most are over 2m long, 1m wide and 1m high.
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