BAULE OBJECTS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

The objects below have all been sold. They are left here for reference purposes.

For UNSOLD Baule Objects, GO TO BAULE OBJECTS PAGE


 

BAULE
Oracle 1
SOLD

BAULE
Oracle 2
SOLD
 

BAULE
Stool 1
SOLD
 

BAULE,
Spoon 2
SOLD
 

 

 BAULE
Helmet 1
SOLD

 

BAULE
Staff 3
SOLD

 

BAULE,
Staff 4
SOLD

 


 BAULE
Bracelet 1
SOLD

 

BAULE
Staff 2
SOLD


 

BAULE
Bracelet 2
SOLD


BAULE
Bracelet 3
SOLD

BAULE
Stool 2
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery 

BAULE, OBJECTS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

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.

Stools were used to honor their ancestors.

Mouse oracles were used by Baule diviners to foretell and influence the future. Food and a careful arrangement of sticks were placed inside and covered . Overnight a mouse would enter through a hole in the base to get the food, disturbing the sticks. The diviner would return and "read" the interpretation of the rearranged sticks.

Intricately carved spoons were prestige objects for the Baule. Intricately carved staffs were also prestige objects and were often used as dance wands.

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

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