Dimensions: H:43.7" W:22.8" L:1.2" Weight: 37.0 lbs.
Baule Doors from Ivory Coast - The Baule people of Ivory Coast carved these doors from wood. The decorations typically show figures, heads, crocodiles, birds, trees, objects and abstract patterns and are utilized as entrance doors to residences or inner rooms.
About the Tribe
Baule or Baoule people are found in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) between the Comoé and Bandama rivers. The Baule belong to the Akan peoples and one of the largest groups in Côte d'Ivoire who historically migrated from Ghana. They played a central role in twentieth-century history of the country. 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.