About this object

Heddle pulleys are positioned high on West African narrow strip looms. Proud Baule weavers could have them embellished like figure heads, as in the case of this example. Specialist Baule wood carvers made works like this on commission and also sold them to clients from other ethnic groups.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Baule
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Western Africa: Ivory Coast
  • Date made
    1966 before
  • Materials
    Wood; Plant
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Purchased From Sotherby and Co. 1966
  • Collector
    Philip Goldman
  • Place collected
    Africa: Western Africa
  • Date collected
    1966 before
  • Measurements
    145 mm x 85 mm x 91 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: 4. Heddle Pulley (Baule). Lot 30. Sotheby & Co., 34 & 35 New Bond Street., London W.1. Purchase. (Sale of 9th May)
  • Related people
    Philip Goldman ( Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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