Baule Walking Stick
The Baule belong to the Akan people and are one of the largest groups in the Ivory Coast who historically migrated from Ghana. The Baule often embellish their everyday objects with human figures, animals and tribal imagery. are traditionally farmers who live in the center of the Ivory Coast. Usually, the more elaborate walking sticks are used dignitaries and tribal elders. were an indicator that its owner was a man of importance and one fully initiated into Baule religion and symbolism. The head figure on the top is curved in a classic Baule style. It can represent an animal or deity. Among the Baule, staffs of this kind were generally in the possession of elites.