African statue/figure/toy

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    Thibir
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    African statue/figure/toy

    Post by Thibir on Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:18 am

    A friend of mine just returned from Tanzania and brought this statue/toy as a souvenir.

    We agreed that it is British inspired uniform. Maybe from WWI period. Can anybody provide us with little bit more info? Thanks


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    Wolverine
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    Re: African statue/figure/toy

    Post by Wolverine on Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:19 pm

    Since it is from Tanzania, I would lean more toward some relationship with German East Africa. Perhaps the figure represents an Askari soldier from the German colonial forces? A very interesting piece.

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