An old Degha/Gurunsi Heddle Pulley from Burkina Faso depicting a bold, powerful female. These pulleys were used to run thread from the top to bottom of looms, and to provide distraction and inspiration to the weaver.
Circa early 20th Century.
Ex. Gregory Ghent, Santa Fe. Exhibited "Poulies/Pulleys" Exhibit, Parcours des Mondes, Paris 2015.
9.5 in. / 24.1 cm.