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Baoulé comb (N° 16348)

Some 60 ethnic groups populate Côte d'Ivoire, including the Baoulé in the centre, Akans from Ghana, a people of the savannah, hunting and farming, as well as the Gouro from whom they borrowed the cults and masks. The basic unit is lineage, under the responsibility of an elder, whose functions are political and religious.
In Côte d'Ivoire, the most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of sculptors. A refined accessory, the comb is an essential tool for shaping the sumptuous crépée and tattooed hairstyles of Baoulé men and women. Here he wears five teeth, and his sleeve is embellished with engraved motifs similar to those engraved on the masks of the ethnic group. Ref. In: "Baule" Susan M. Vogel  

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Origincollection Lavand'homme
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height cm19
Width9 cm
Weight0.25 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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