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Baule loom pulley caliper (N° 21738)

Aesthetics of everyday life for African art from Côte d'Ivoire. In Côte d'Ivoire, the apparently most ordinary objects had to meet aesthetic criteria. Furniture, ornaments, utensils, fabrics, are the pretext for a refined artistic expression on the part of the sculptors.
The technique of weaving cotton has spread to West Africa thanks to the movements of the Dioulas. Before colonization, textiles made from cotton fiber, the latter referred to as "white gold", also served as a currency. Prestigious adornments, woven ceremonial loincloths, sometimes in large numbers, accompanied the chiefs in their sepulcher, among the Kuba, but also among the Baoulé.
It is an anthropomorphic beam pulley stirrup whose bust takes up the motif of the bonu amuin cow mask. The figurative patterns of these pulleys are deployed in a wide variety: cephalomorphs or zoomorphs among the Baoulé and the Gouro, the Senoufo as for them frequently adorned them with figures of a hornbill. Golden brown satin patina.
Ref. : "Africa, the hands of the world" J. Anquetil  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height23
Width8
Weight0.14 Kg
Socle includedYes

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