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Slingshot originated from Lobi, Burkina Faso

Mounted on a plexiglass base

 

Material:

Wood.

 

Dimensions:

H 26 cm.
 
Provenance:
Zimmer Collection, Switzerland

 

The combination of the useful and the beautiful as the central concern of Baule becomes particularly clear in the extraordinarily artistically designed everyday objects, such as combs, seats or weaving reels. Even slingshots are delicately figuralised in the process.

 

Further reading:
Jean Paul DELCOURT & Giovanni Franco SCANZI (1987). Potomo Waka. 1987: Milano: Editions Lediberg.

Lobi Slingshot

CHF320.00Price