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Caliper pulley Kongo - Wood, feathers, fabric, rope - DRC

Lot reference 28284415

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Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Caliper pulley Kongo
Region/ country: DRC
Material: Wood, feathers, fabric, rope
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 30×15×30 cm

In the mythology, the loom is a metaphor for the primordial speech:
“Teeth evoke the comb and the language which continually comes out from the mouth, the shuttle; the pulley, from which comes the characteristic creaking of the job, the gullet in particular, and more particularly the part of the larynx where the sounds are formed; the heddles of the loom are figured by the uvula which goes down and up when talking. The words themselves are the thread that the weaver transforms into cloth.

The loom represents the image of the universe. The pulley is in the centre and located on the horizontal line of the weaver facing him.

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    Leuk krukje, het heeft een mooi plekje gekregen!
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    hebberig August 20, 2019


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