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8 inch Original Baoule Head statue from Ivory Coast

Baoulé  Head Statue Ivory Coast

  • The Baule or Baoulé  are traditionally farmers who live in the centre of Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast).  The Baoulé are noted for their fine wooden sculpture, particularly for their ritual statuettes representing ghosts or spirits; these, as well as carved ceremonial masks, were originally associated with the ancestor cult but are increasingly produced for commercial purposes.

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