BAULE COUPLES, Ivory Coast

 

BAULE
Couple 7
8.75" high
$800


This small Baule couple has been vetted as authentic with signs of significant age and use.

BAULE STYLE COUPLES, Ivory Coast

Despite their appearance, the Baule style couple figures below show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

 

BAULE STYLE
Couple 3
24" high
$1000

BAULE STYLE
Couple 5
20" high
$800

BAULE STYLE
Couple 6
20.25" high
$1000

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

BAULE STYLE , COUPLES, 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.

Baule figures can be among the most elegant and designed pieces in Africa. Many show careful execution of face, coiffure and scarification details, with refined forms but no loss of expressiveness and power. The quiet, dignified figures embody spirits from the other world. They functioned as the home of a spirit to whom sacrifices were made and had to be placated with care.

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

 

GO TO BAULE SCULPTURE PAGE

GO TO BAULE EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO BAULE FIGURES PAGE

GO TO BAULE MASKS PAGE

GO TO BAULE GOLI MASKS PAGE

GO TO FAMILY MATTERS EXHIBITION PAGE

GO TO MATERNITY FIGURES PAGE

GO TO COUPLES PAGE

GO TO AFRICAN FIGURES PAGE

HOMEPAGE

 Index by
TRIBE

 Index by
OBJECT

CONTACT US