Colonial Statues from Ivory Coast

Colonial statues are a genre of wooden figurative sculpture within African Art which originated during the colonial period. The statues commonly depict European colonial officials such as civil servants, doctors, soldiers or technicians or Europeanised middle-class Africans. They are often characterised by recurrent decorative motifs, such as suits, official uniforms or tobacco pipes, and are painted in bright or glossy colours with […]

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Dogon doors from Mali

The Dogon people of Central Mali are best known for their religious traditions, wood work and architecture. Due to the spiritual intent behind their craft, it has remained one of the most authentic in Africa. Dogon doors are intricately carved masterpieces from one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world. Traditionally used as granary […]

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