One of Twenty-Four Genuine African Colonial Figures from the Ivory Coast -- African Colonial Figures are painted in bright and magnificent colors by hand on carved softwood in The Ivory Coast, West Africa. THE GOLEKEEPER stands approximately 1 foot tall, by 3" wide, by 2 1/2" deep


E-mail message From: (Neal Moore) Date: Tue, Sep 25, 2001, 11:20am (EDT-3) To: (Elizabeth Christian) Subject: Re: ebay no. 1465981245 Greetings Elizabeth and many thanks for your purchase and kind emails. I am representing many African traders who bring their goods down to Cape Town from all over Africa. The gentleman who represents the Colonial Figures actually represents his family in the Ivory Coast who make these pieces by hand, along with several people from his village. The soccer figures are extremely hard to come by and the "golekeeper" that you have purcahased is the very last one for some time! I have sold a similar one for upwards of $50, so the deal if very good! He also has access to larger soccer players. I just sold a 4 1/2 foot tall South African "Bafana Bafana" player to a gentleman in Tokyo, and will be listing two or three 4 1/2 foot tall "Manchester United" players in the coming month. Hope this info helps! I check my box every day and will both ship and confirm shipment on the same day as payment arrives! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Only my best, Neal Moore, Cape Town

More about these painted wooden figures

Colonial Figures found their origins in the 1940's of West Africa's Cote d'Ivoire. Every town had a carver, and women would flock to have the carver shape an "ideal" husband. This is from an Ebay add and at sale is a judge.

THis is a similar doll
This doll belongs to my friend Diane Johnson which was a gift from a good friend. She looks like an Ivory Coast doll. Photographed June 7, 2002.

Purchased on Ebay March 2002. Including postage, $30.00 shipment from Taiwan.

Offered for sale on Ebay March172006


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Offered for sale on Ebay March172006