Voodoo dolls

Voodoo (Vodun) is a derivative of the world’s oldest known religions which have been around in Africa since the beginning of human civilization. The word “voodoo” comes from the West African word “vodun,” meaning spirit. West African voodoo is practiced by about 30 million people, and is most prominant in nations like Ghana, Benin and […]

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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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