African Baule Statues Male Female Carved Côte d'Ivoire

The Baule people are one of the largest ethnic group in the Côte d'Ivoire Africa. The Baule belong to the Akan peoples who inhabit Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire Africa. They waged the longest war of resistance to French colonization of any West African people, and maintained their traditional objects and beliefs longer than many groups in such constant contact with European administrators, traders, and missionaries. Baule society was characterized by extreme individualism, great tolerance, a deep aversion toward rigid political structures, and a lack of age classes, initiation, circumcision, priests, secret societies. The Baule believe in an intangible and inaccessible creator god, Nyamien. Asie, the god of the earth, controls humans and animals. The spirits, or amuen, are endowed with supernatural powers. Religion is founded upon the idea of the immortality of the soul. The Baule believe that before they were born into the world they existed in a spirit world, where each one had a mate. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ STATUES A Matched Pair, Our Great Statues are strongly carved Male and female seated figures. Classic Baule design our seated Male figure is shown holding his long and braided beard. The female figure holding her breasts. Both seated in carved chairs. Cloth at their waist. Wonderful condition with only some scrapes, scratches, wood ageing and age cracks to the top. Male statue measures 20- 1/2" high X 7-1/2" wide X 8" deep at base. Female Statue measures 22"Tall X 6-1/2 wide X 6-1/2 deep. Hard wood and Heavy BOTH Weigh together about 20lbs. Nicely Carved, These Fantastic Statues are worthy of the any collection. Collected late 1980's in West Africa. ~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Visa Master Card, Paypal or I will email you with payment address to send checks or Postal Money Orders, Cash. all sales final~ Shipping $40 USPS Priority mail, USPS Insur. with tracking in U.S. Packing International mail rates or other Questions ~ Please Email Eric at Eric@Agestribalarts.com or Call 330-434-1010

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  • Item #: St.BAULE Pr statue
Price $550.00
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