Friday, January 11, 2013

Animal Kingdom Artifact: Palace Library Fireplace (and additional artifacts...)

   The Palace Library is situated just off of the main lobby at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village.  Much like the Sunset Overlook, at Jambo House this room is used for activities throughout the day, but is also open to guests as an area to observe animals on the savanna, and relax by the beautiful fireplace.
   The hearth is a thing of wonder in itself.  The detail that went into this are outstanding, and really need to be observed in person within the context of the room and lodge.  Here are a few of the artifacts located on the fireplace...

Kidani Village's Palace Library/fireplace 

CAMEROON ROYAL DRINKING HORN
Only royal males in the Cameroon grassfields are allowed
to drink from these horn cups. 



 BEKOM GONG
The Bekom people of Cameroon sound gongs prior
to battle and during dances to commemorate such battles.


 BAMILEKE MEDICINAL FIGURE
The Bamileke people of Cameroon use small personal
shrine figures to deflect any evil spirits that may cause
bad fortune or illness. 

Detail of the fireplace.

   From experience, this room is often deserted completely, providing a great place for you to relax.  There will be people poking around every once in a while, but for the most part its all yours to enjoy.  A favorite past time is grabbing a drink at the nearby Sanaa bar and enjoying it at the Palace Library. 
   Do you have a favorite place to cozy up with a drink?  Let us know on  Facebook! 

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