Dining with Chiefs
After the Fon's (traditional chiefs) dance at the Mankon Palace, we were lucky enough to sit down at a reception with the Fon himself. We were first escorted to one of the waiting rooms then soon after to a different one. We waited around, not sure if we could talk or not. Then the Fon entered the room. For those people who are of the village, or know the tradition, should do their traditional greeting. In this case, everyone stood and clapped (I think it was 3 times). After snacking on peanuts, grilled meat, and small sandwiches we had a small discussion with the Fon.
In the picture with the two men sitting side by side, the man on the right is the Fon of Mankon, and the man on the left is another fon (I believe Bali or Bafut..can't remember...I should really write these things down).
In the room were 3 large pictures Fons, including the current one, his father,and his grandfather.