|Title||Senufo Heddle Pulley Ivory Coast African Art|
|Type of Object||Heddle Pulley, weaving tool|
|Country of Origin||Cote d'Ivoire|
|Approximate Age||20th century|
|Dimensions||7.25 inches tall|
|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.|
|Damage/Repair||scratches and scraped patina|
Heddle pulleys have become real pieces of art which are found in museums and collections around the world for they are decorated with carved head, human and animal forms. In most of the case these decorations recall masks, figures seen as spirits who are supposed to protect the weaver and help him produce good quality of textiles.
For more information, see "Daniel Mato ART OF AFRICA. WEAVER and CARVER.