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Colorful Curiosities: Colonial Figurines from West Africa

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by Catrin Morris (editorial@apartmenttherapy.com) last modified May 05, 2011

One of my favorite things about visiting my parents’ home in Australia is the incredible collection of folk art they have amassed from their travels around the world, particularly in Africa.




 

 

One of my favorite things about visiting my parents’ home in Australia is the incredible collection of folk art they have amassed from their travels around the world, particularly in Africa. Among my favorites are the "Colon" figurines and statues, referring not to the large intestine but to the Colonial era in West Africa. They are playful and bright but also striking and original.



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