Heddle Pulley
Baule, Ivory Coast
Early 20th Century

PROVENANCE: Norma Boggiano Collection, New York. Norma Boggiano was a longtime friend of famed collector Harold Rome. Acquired from Harold Rome, 1970. Rome inventory No: A43.

The Baule were also famous for their weaving. Using a narrow strip loom, pulleys served a functional purpose and were noted for their aesthetic qualities. This example exhibits an anthropomorphic figure. Finely carved facial features and elaborate hairstyle give the object a naturalistic look. The body of the pulley is decorated with a few lines of geometric striations.

Height: 6 1/2 in.
IN 10-2-15 / Price on Request