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Vintage Cote D'Ivoire Handcarved & Handpainted Colon Statues (Please Select)

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Description: Vintage handcarved and handpainted colon statues from the Ivory Coast and in excellent condition. They have been well-preserved, with very few scratches and areas of discoloration. Very lightweight. Approximately 23"-24" tall. Painted with vegetable-based paints.

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About: Most colon statues were made by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast, a former French colony and are an enduring reflection of the complex relationships between the colonized and the colonizers. “Colon” is the French word for “colonist” and these statues were slender, colorful and lightweight caricatures that represented black artisans’ perceptions of whiteness, class, different vocations and their own radical imagination. 

Note: All BLK MKT Vintage inventory is vintage, "well-loved" and most times, with minor imperfections. Unless otherwise noted, items posted for sale are not reprints or reproductions. As with all vintage or antique items signs of wear and tear are to be expected; these include discoloration, fading and overall, patina. All items are described and pictured to demonstrate accurate condition. The provenance of some items is known and documented, while others have no accessible lineage. If there are any questions or concerns please email before purchasing as ALL SALES ARE FINAL & RETURNS ARE NOT ACCEPTED (with exceptions for extreme cases/misrepresentations).

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Where does BLK MKT Vintage ship at this time?

We currently deliver within the United States and to APO/FPO and US Territories, via USPS, UPS and FedEx. International shipping is available to select countries. Please email our team at if interested in shipping outside of the United States.

What are your current order processing times?

All orders are being processed and shipped within 10 to 14 business days (not calendar days) via UPS, USPS and FedEx.

What is the BLK MKT Vintage return policy?

At BLK MKT Vintage, we stand behind our curated collection of hand-sourced vintage ephemera and hope that you are more than satisfied with your purchases. All sales are final and returns are not accepted, except in the case of extreme misrepresentations or oversights on the part of our team. In the case of an oversight, we will coordinate a return and/or refund for you within 5 business days of your request. Please email our team at to request a return.

Can I pick-up in store? I live in the neighborhood.

Absolutely! If you'd like to pick up in store, feel free to email our team at to request. If you've made your purchase already, we'll refund your shipping cost upon pick-up.

What if I'd like to have my order before your standard shipping timeline?

If you need a purchase by a specific date, please email us ahead of time and we'll invoice you for expedited UPS or FedEx shipping or local in-delivery/in-store pick up.