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|Baule, Côte d'Ivoire|
Figurative or adorned heddle pulleys are used by weavers to run thread, twine, and other material in the making of clothing and textiles. Throughout West African weaving societies, particularly in the Ivory Coast, the origin of this pulley, they have historically had a spiritual function as well as often possessing a sophisticated, attractive aesthetic which connects the weaver to a higher spirit power or makes a connection with the ancestors. This finely carved piece has a zoomorphic, abstract face which juts from the form of the pulley itself and features high reaching, sharp horns. It features Photo of weaver included is by Eberhard Fischer, included in the publication "Weaver and Craft, African Art" by Daniel Mato.
Figures with this level of abstraction are often referenced when discussing the origins of modern abstract art movements such as cubism and expressionism; even on small functional objects.
|Lot ID: 23|
|Low Estimate: $1,200|
|High Estimate: $2,200|
|Next Bid: $600|
|Sale ID: 6|
|Sale Date: July 28, 2016|
|Sale Location: Virtual Auction|
|Sale Sponsor: African Artworks from Berz Gallery of African Art|
|Sale Terms: View here|
|Live Bidding Link: SALE CLOSED|
|Location of Origin: Africa|
|Medium/Materials: wood (one piece), stain, oils|
|Dimensions: 11" (27.94 cm) height|
|Primary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Country - Côte d'Ivoire|
|Secondary Classification: African Artwork, Ethnographic & Tribal Arts : African Art : Object Type - Statue|
|Further reading and expertise:|
Fischer (Eberhard), "On ne peut pas vivre sans belle choses", in Swissair Gazette, March 1985:20-21
"Van katrol tot kunstwerk. Weefkatrolhouders uit West Afrika", (Hedle pulleys from West Africa) by Vogelzang (Jacques), catalog at the exhibition in the museum Gerardus van der Leeuw in Groningen in 1996; "Selections from the African heddle pulley collection of Harold Rome", Allentown Art Museum, 1971
Bacquart, Tribal Arts of Africa; Photo source of weaver is Mato, Daniel, “Weaver and Craft”, Arts of Africa
|Provenance: Ex. Collection Tom McNemar, US (former supplier for Harold Rome, NY)|
|Price:||Price on Request|
|Offered By:||CLOSED: African Artworks : 146 Lots : July 28-30|
|Contact:||The Curator's Eye|
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