Heddle Pulley

c. 1935
Overall: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)
This artwork is known to be under copyright.
Location: not on view

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The man on this heddle pulley is depicted with a hairstyle that was fashionable at the time it was made.


The heddle pulley, a working element of a narrow-band loom, bears a miniature sculpture. Heddle pulleys support and separate threads during weaving. Mounted above the weaver, the pulleys allow him to glance up at an object of inspiring beauty, rather than pure functionality.
Heddle Pulley

Heddle Pulley

c. 1935

Africa, West Africa, Côte d’Ivoire, Baule-style carver

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