Provenance: Albert ten Cate, Rhode Island, New ork

Used on the traditional narrow-band loom, heddle pulleys are functional objects used to ease the movements of the heddles while separating the warp threads and allowing the shuttle to seamlessly pass through the layers of thread. Like many other carved objects used in everyday activities among the Senufo, these pulleys were often embellished for the weaver’s delight.

Senufo, West Africa
Wood, 18 x 9 cm

Price: on request