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


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 and roughly a foot tall. Painted with vegetable-based paints. Please select your preferred colon statue from the bolded options above.

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. 

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