Dimensions: H:24.8" W:11.0" L:7.9" Weight: 16.7 lbs.
African Colonial Figures from Ivory Coast - African Colonial figures are figurative sculptures made of wood from the Baule tribe that originated in the colonial period in Ivory Coast, West Africa. They commonly portray European colonial officials or Africans from the middle class dressed in Western clothing. They come in a variety of forms and sizes and are painted in vibrant colors. These African Mamas, in particular, are an authentic and entertaining picture of an African woman's attractiveness.
About the Tribe
Baule or Baoule people are found in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) between the Comoé and Bandama rivers. The Baule belong to the Akan peoples and one of the largest groups in Côte d'Ivoire who historically migrated from Ghana. They played a central role in twentieth-century history of the country. They waged the longest war of resistance to French colonization of any West African people, and maintained their traditional objects and beliefs longer than many groups in such constant contact with European administrators, traders, and missionaries.