AFRICAN HEDDLE PULLEYS

Baule Heddle Pulleys 1-4
7"-7.75" high, $100 each
Baule Heddle Pulleys 5-8
6"-7.75" high, $100-125 each

Senufo Heddle Pulleys 9-11
8"-9" high, $100-125 each
Senufo Heddle Pulleys 12-15
7.25"-8" high, $100 each

Baule Heddle Pulleys 16-19
5"-6.5" high, $100 each
Baule Heddle Pulleys 20-22
5.25"-6.75" high, $100 each

Baule Heddle Pulleys 23-25
7.75"-8.5" high, $100 each
Baule Heddle Pulleys 26-27
7"-7.5" high, $100 each
Baule Heddle Pulleys 28-30
7"-8" high, $100 each

Photographs © Tim Hamill

VARIOUS TRIBES, Heddle Pulleys

In traditional Africa, heddle pulleys were used in strip-weaving long narrow strips of cloth which would be later sewn together to make a large textile. Used in pairs, they allowed for the shifting of the warp threads so the weft thread shuttles could pass thrpugh, The finely carved pulleys of masks, heads and figures were intended to protect the weaver and help him produce fine cloth.

For more information, see Daniel Mato, "ART OF AFRICA. WEAVER and CARVER".

Despite their appearance we believe all of these heddle pulleys were made to be sold

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