Heddle Pulley


From: Ivory Coast

Curatorial Section: African

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Object Number 66-4-1
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Baule
Provenience Ivory Coast
Culture Area Baule
Section African
Materials Wood

Two-"legged" wood base with opposing holes for spool attachment, surmounted by Janus-type heads carved from single piece of wood and with spool like portion of wood remained between uncarved backs of heads. Headresses (hair?) worked to form point to facilitate movement of heddle through warp threads. Mounted on black wood base.

Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1966

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