LOOM PULLEY Yoke
Senoufo culture, Ivory Coast
First half of the 20th century
Wood and nuts
H.: 15; L.: 6.5; Thickness: 3.5 cm
(slight old teeth)
This monoxyle stirrup is animated on the upper part of an anthropomorphic figure. It is pierced at the temples to allow the suspension of the tool.
The stylized face stands on a thick, cylindrical neck while the body of the pulley forms an arc of a circle.
The stirrups made it possible to hang the warps from the loom.
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