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Baule loom (N° 14488)

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 described as " white gold", were also used as a bargaining chip. Prestigious adornments, the woven ceremonial loincloths, sometimes in large numbers, accompanied the chefs in their tomb, among the Kuba, but also among the Baoulé.
This is a smooth pulley stirrup with a head. Delicately chiseled with diamonds, the piece is surmounted by a face imbued with a character of serene meditation. The figurative motifs of these pulleys are spread in a wide variety: cephalomorphic or zoomorphic in the Baoulé and Gouro, the Senoufo, on the other hand, frequently adorned them with calao figures. Grainy and sainy skate, dark brown.
Ref.: "Africa, the hands of the world" J.Anquetil  

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EthnyBaoule
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height20
Width7
Weight0.10 Kg

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