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The “Colon” figurines and statues, refers to the Colonial era in West Africa. They are playful and bright but also striking and original. The figures vary in height, from less than a foot tall to up to 10 foot tall. But they are almost uniformly lanky and lean, providing a dramatic and modern silhouette. Most of the statues were made by the Baule tribe of Ivory Coast, a former French colony and are an enduring reflection of the complex relationships between the colonized and the colonizers. Compared with some of the more reverential carvings created by indigenous Africans, the Colon statues appear to be relatively lighthearted caricatures of an imperialist cast of characters. Some say the Colon figures represent “the linkages between and perceptions of the colonizer and the colonized”. Originally, they may have been carved as other-world spirit mates, an embodiment of a person’s ideal husband (or wife)