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unknown Baulé
Baulé Primary



Comb

20th century
Wood

9.449 x 2.638 x 0.354 in. (24 x 6.7 x 0.9 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2016.14.68
Geography: Africa, Côte d'Ivoire
Classification: Clothing and Adornments
Culture/Nationality: Baulé, Akan, Ivorian, West African, African
Collection: Jane Martin Collection

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Akan
  • Baule - The style and culture of the Akan-speaking peoples traditionally living in the savanna region between the Bandama and N’zi rivers in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Since 1940, there has been significant migration of the Baule to the southern, forested part of the country in search of land more productive for coffee and cocoa planting. Baule art is considered a separate and distinct style, although specific categories of Baule art are historically and stylistically close to the art forms of their neighbors. The style and culture of the Akan-speaking peoples traditionally living in the savanna region between the Bandama and N’zi rivers in central Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. Since 1940, there has been significant migration of the Baule to the southern, forested part of the country in search of land more productive for coffee and cocoa planting. Baule art is considered a separate and distinct style, although specific categories of Baule art are historically and stylistically close to the art forms of their neighbors.
  • Ivorian - Style and culture of the Ivory Coast.
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.

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Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Janet Adwoa Antiri, "Akan Combs." African Arts 8, no. 1 (Autumn 1974): 32-35.
  • Doran H. Ross, "African Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston." African Arts 36, no. 3 (Autumn 2003): 40-41, Figure Number: 39.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/195410 |title= Comb |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/27/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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