BAULE BO USU FIGURES, Ivory Coast

 BAULE
Bo Usu 2
7" high
$400

 

 BAULE
Bo Usu 3
6.75" high
$400

 

 BAULE
Bo Usu 1
9.75" high
$200

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAULE, FIGURES, Ivory Coast

These figures have all been vettted as being authentic with numbers 2 and 3 showing significant signs of tribal use and age.

The Baule are one of the Akan peoples. They moved west to the Ivory Coast more than 200 years ago and adopted sculptural and masking traditions from their neighbors, the Guro, Senufo and Yaure peoples.

Small bo usu figures were roughly carved and helped with hunting.

We recommend Baule: African Art Western Eyes by Susan M. Vogel (Yale).

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