partners in spirit:

the baule spirit spouse

central ivory coast, africa

This site is dedicated to gaining a better understanding of the baule culture and the intrinsic beauty that weaves together the baule people and their art. Although the baule spirit spouse figures are not created to be "art" from the western perspective of the word, the form and function of these figures give them an aesthetic value unlike any other.


Spirit Spouse Husband (7)

The Baule People                                          More Than Just a Figure: Form and Function

Why Make a Spirit Spouse? The Role of Divination

Spirit Spouses: Ideals of Beauty

Keeping the Spouse Happy

Exhibition Catalogue

Sources of Information

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