• Baule comb, duck motif (2)
  • Africa
  • Ivory Coast
  • Width : 4 3/4 inch
  • Height : 12 inch
  • Depth : 5 1/8 inch
  • Called kwe-kwe in Baule idiom, this comb features a finely carved duck with geometric design. A similar example can be seen at the French Museum of Quai Branly in Paris. This bird evokes the father's qualities: loyalty, balancing and tolerance. (Information from "Animaux dans l'Art Ivoirien" de B. Holas (Paul Geuthner) 1969, page 122.