African art > Usual african items > Kran Chicken
In Côte d'Ivoire, but also in Liberia, 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 pulley is adorned with an abstract face with protruding curved elements reminiscent of some Kran/Dan masks. Dark brown grainy patina.
In this region of western Côte d'Ivoire, adjacent to ...