Colonial Figure

c. 1950
$1,680 USD
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Dimensions
W: 12.0" D: 12.0" H: 50.0"
Materials
Paint
Wood
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Collection #
CAA1361
Estimated Shipping
$200

The hats, clothes, and exaggerated features mark this Baule figure as a colonial satire. At the height of European colonization, many African crafstpeople made figures that called out the oppressive cultural impositions Europeans brought with them. The vibrant colors and expressive facial features combine with the figure's stature to resist the cultural constraints represented by Western attire.

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