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Africa | Fertility doll from the Fante people of Ghana | Wood, glass beads and real hair | These figures used to be carried by young women in order to get pregnant and give birth to a healthy and beautiful child

Africa | Fertility doll from the Fante people of Ghana | Wood, glass beads and real hair | These figures used to be carried by young women in order to get pregnant and give birth to a healthy and beautiful child

CEREMONIAL CONTAINER,    “Ark of the World”  Wood, pigment  Africa, Mali, Dogon tribe  19th Century  Among the Dogon peoples, the “ceremonial container of the ancestors” also called “ark of the world”, is kept in the lineage’s family house.  It represents the ark in which the first “Nomo”, the mythical progenitor of mankind, descended to earth, along with his “sons” — four pairs of male and female twins — and everything made in heaven by Amma, the creator.

CEREMONIAL CONTAINER, “Ark of the World” Wood, pigment Africa, Mali, Dogon tribe 19th Century Among the Dogon peoples, the “ceremonial container of the ancestors” also called “ark of the world”, is kept in the lineage’s family house. It represents the ark in which the first “Nomo”, the mythical progenitor of mankind, descended to earth, along with his “sons” — four pairs of male and female twins — and everything made in heaven by Amma, the creator.

Akuaba doll  Ethnic Group: Asante  Country of Origin: Ghana, Africa  Measurement: 42x 17,5x 7x (cm)  Materials: Wood  Approximate Age: Mid  20th century  Collected between 1980 and 1995.  Overall Condition: Good  Damage, Repair: Wear and tear  More information will be added soon.

Akuaba doll Ethnic Group: Asante Country of Origin: Ghana, Africa Measurement: 42x 17,5x 7x (cm) Materials: Wood Approximate Age: Mid 20th century Collected between 1980 and 1995. Overall Condition: Good Damage, Repair: Wear and tear More information will be added soon.

Africa | Doll ~ Akua Mma or Akwaba ~ from the Ashanti people of Ghana | ca. 1980 |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|

Africa | Doll ~ Akua Mma or Akwaba ~ from the Ashanti people of Ghana | ca. 1980 |Pinned from PinTo for iPad|

Ashanti, Akuba fertility doll - Probably the most famous of traditional African sculptures, the Akua'ba is a stylized figure carried by girls and women to promote their fertility and to ensure the beauty and health of their offspring. The round, flat disc heads, columnar body with outstretched arms and smooth, black surface convey the Asante (or Ashanti) ideal of beauty.

Ashanti, Akuba fertility doll - Probably the most famous of traditional African sculptures, the Akua'ba is a stylized figure carried by girls and women to promote their fertility and to ensure the beauty and health of their offspring. The round, flat disc heads, columnar body with outstretched arms and smooth, black surface convey the Asante (or Ashanti) ideal of beauty.

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