The Baule are inhabitants of the center and east of Ivory Coast, where they arrived from Ghana in the first third of the XVIII Century. In Ghana, they had learnt to dominate the use of metal, like the Ashanti, and in their new location, they had to learn from the Guro how to work with wood. The combination of their old ability together with the new training, gave as a result a technically superior art, and an balanced esthetic.

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