About this object

Heddle pulleys are positioned high on West African narrow strip looms and may be embellished like figure heads. This one has the form of a form of a ground hornbill, a bird associated with the original wilderness in Senufo creation stories.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Senufo
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1968 before
  • Materials
    Wood
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, World Cultures
  • Acquisition
    Purchase from Gallery Felius, 1968
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1968 before
  • Measurements
    205 mm x 134 mm x 72 mm
  • Note
    Gallery Label: These pulley holders are used with narrow strip looms. Their designs are usually purely decorative. This one portrays a hornbill.
Object view = Humanities
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