Akuba Doll with embellishments. From the Asante (Achanti, Ashante, Ashanti) culture, Ghana. Follow this link to see more examples of these dolls and read about the traditional meaning/purpose of the dolls. http://www.randafricanart.com/Asante_akuaba_doll.html
Comb (Duafe), 19th–20th century. Ghana. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of William W. Brill, 1963 (1978.412.479) | In Ghana, elaborate combs such as this one were gifts from Akan men to women to commemorate special events, such as puberty celebrations, weddings, or births.
* Africa | Interior Hanging from Mali or Ghana, Niger River region | 19th century | Wool, cotton and natural dye | Large-scale textiles created south of the Sahara were generally intended as enhancements for domestic environments