|Title||Kulongo Female Figure Cote d'Ivoire African Art|
|Type of Object||Figural comb|
|Country of Origin||Cote d'Ivoire|
|Approximate Age||Mid 20th Century|
|Overall Condition||Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.|
Kulango people live in central Ivory Coast near Bonduku and the Bron-Ahafo region of Ghana. The Kulango today live in an area of transitions between the Sudanic cultures of Mali and the Akan cultures of Ghana and Ivory. They came to this area from the north and as a result of contact primarily with the Asante gradually through time picked up local cultural traits so that they can to have been Akanized. Kulango sculpture shares influences from neighbors to the east of them the Senufo and the Baule from the coastal area.