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Baule loom pulley (N° 14323)

Everyday aesthetics for African art in Côte d'Ivoire.
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.
The cotton weaving technique has spread to West Africa thanks to the displacements of the Dioulas. Prior to colonization, cotton-fibre textiles, the latter being referred to as " white gold", were also used as bargaining chips. The making of prestigious, ceremonial adornments was intended to accompany, sometimes in large numbers, the chefs in their graves. This was the case for example in the Kuba, but also in the Baoulé.
This smooth pulley stirrup adorned with a male figure obeys the stylistic conventions of Baoulé statues. The figurative motifs of these pulleys unfold in a wide variety: cephalomorphic or zoomorphic in the Baoulé and Gouro, the Senoufo on the other hand adorned them with calao figures. Grainy, velvety and sainy skate, dark brown, localized abrasions.
Ref.: "Africa, the hands of the world" J.Anquetil  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height20
Width8
Weight0.10 Kg

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