Lot: 13192nd Tribal Art Auction
Zoomorphic heddle pulley
Côte d'Ivoire, Baule
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|Michael Rhodes, New York, USA||H: 9.1 inch||
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wood, old place of repair, base A beautifully carved Baule heddle pulley depicting a fine carved bird on top. Baule peoples and their neighbours to the West, the Guro, are famous as weavers, and are known for their fine indigo-and-white cotton fabrics. Like many other carved objects used in everyday activities among the Baule, these pulleys were often embellished for the weaver’s delight.