Slingshot - Baule People - Ivory Coast
Slingshot - Baule People - Ivory Coast
Slingshot - Baule People - Ivory Coast 1

Slingshot - Baule People - Ivory Coast

$295.00
Anyone who has attended any of my lectures on African Art in General, may recognize this piece, as I always used it as an example of something beautifully carved, and a lot more beautiful than the "catties" we made as kids!
We acquired this in 1994 in the Ivory Coast.
Sling shots or catapults were used amongst the Baule people to hunt fruit bats which were considered a delicacy. Today, children use the slingshots to scare birds away so they don’t eat the family’s ripening millet stalks. For play, it is used to see who can hit the farthest milk can.

H: 9 1/2” x W: 3 3/4” x D: 1”

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