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Figural Baule heddle pulley- BAULE-Ivory Coast.

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Figural Baule heddle pulley-  BAULE-Ivory Coast.

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Early to mid-20th century - Good Condition. Provenance Mr. Alphadjo Zagamor

Baule heddle pulley
H= 23 cm on a custom made stand.

This fine figural Baule heddle pulley was in use on a narrow strip loom, this pulley was both functional and aesthetic. It eased the movements of the heddles in separating the warp (see image) threads to allow the shuttle carrying the weft thread to pass through.
The pulley also called attention to the skills of the sculptor who carved it, advertising his availability to undertake commissions to carve other figurative art, such as masks or shrine figures.
Provenance Mr. Alphadjo Zagamor got it in a private collection in Paris. He told me these beards are inspired by the kings of ancient Egypt.
Clear signs of use ( see pictures)

Can be viewed or picked up, if desired, at David Norden's African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.

Free delivery. Sent by insured and registered mail with Track & Trace. May also be picked up at David Norden's in Antwerp, by arrangement only.

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    KaptanKrunch November 12, 2017

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    Toujours du Grand D.Norden = Très beau masque Goli avec belle patine d'utilisation- pigments rouges intenses-FANTASTIQUE
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    lovviere October 18, 2017

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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde
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    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.
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    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......
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    lovviere August 24, 2017

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