Akuaba Ashanti fertility doll

€220.00

Ashanti or Akua'ba fertility doll. In traditional Ashanti culture, women wear and care for the doll in order to get pregnant.
After birth, the child receives the figurine as a toy. Beautiful object of African art with simple and inspiring forms.

Among the Akan and Ashanti of Ivory Coast, still today, Akua Ba fertility dolls are intended for young women wanting a child or already pregnant. The fame of these objects is based on a legend which affirms that a woman gave birth to a very beautiful girl for having carried one. This figurine is always carried by the woman on the back, like the desired child.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1950
Size
32 x 15 cm
Ethnic group
Ashanti
Material(s)
Wood
Country
Ghana
Origin
Tribal art collection Belgium
Condition
Excellent

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