Exremely Rare Baule Warrior / Hunter, Ivory Coast
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Baule art is sophisticated and stylistically diverse. Non-inherited, the sculptor’s profession is the result of a personal choice. The Baule have types of sculpture that none of the other Akan peoples possess. Wooden sculptures and masks allow a closer contact with the supernatural world. Baule statues are usually standing on a base with legs slightly bent, with their hands resting on their abdomen in a gesture of peace, and their elongated necks supporting a face with typically raised scarification and bulging eyes. The coiffure is always very detailed and is usually divided into plaits. This is truly a rare find, very seldom seen. A fine Baule Warrior/Hunter with outstanding colors. It has dabs of yellow symbolizing camaflaug.Measures - 22" X 5"