Heddle Pulley

Heddle Pulley

c. 1935

Wood

Overall: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 in.)

Gift of Katherine C. White 1973.219

Description

Pulleys support the cords that operate men's horizontal looms. But sculpted ones do more than this. The beauty of the delicately rendered human, and bird heads and masks inspires the weaver as he works with the pulley facing him.

See also
Collection: 
African Art
Department: 
African Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Wood

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