Heddle pulley, Senufo, Ivory Coast.
Heddle pulley with u-shaped corpus, incised scarifications and stylized head of a hornbill. The finely carved pulleys of masks, heads and figures were intended to protect the weaver and help him to guide his cotton thread to produce fine cloth.
Literature: Daniel Mato, "ART OF AFRICA. WEAVER and CARVER".
Wood, middle brown patina, slightly dam., on MDF base.
H: 19,5 cm - 7.7 inch. W: 9,3 cm - 3.7 inch.
Price: € 175,- Now: € 95,-