BAULE STYLE DOORS ARCHIVES, Ivory Coast

The doors below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For Baule style doors still available, GO TO BAULE STYLE DOORS

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 1
59"
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 2
51"
SOLD
 

BAULE STYLE
Door 3
59"
SOLD
 

 

SENUFO STYLE
Door 4
59"
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 5
SOLD 

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 6
SOLD

 

SENUFO STYLE
Door 7
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 10
SOLD
 

 

SENUFO STYLE
Door 11
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 12
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 13
SOLD
 

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 14
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 16
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 18
SOLD
 

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 19
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 20
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 22
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door 23
SOLD

 

BAULE STYLE
Door15
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 25
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 26
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 9
SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 28

SOLD

BAULE STYLE
Door 17

SOLD



 BAULE STYLE
Door 29
SOLD



BAULE STYLE
Door 30
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

BAULE STYLE Doors, Ivory Coast

Baule doors share the careful execution characteristic of other Baule sculpture. Unlike most of the Baule masks and figures, however, the doors were not secret and were always on view. The elegant low reliefs depict figures, heads, crocodiles, birds, objects and abstract patterns with precision and balanced asymmetry, permanent displays of Baule artistic skill. Often used as doors to inner rooms, they do not show the wear of exposure to the elements.

Among the motifs are figures (or a figure) with a diviner's gong and mallet, joined by a cord. The figure(s) are bush spirits, there are dishes to feed them, plus a leopard and sheathed knives, symbols of might and royalty.

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

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