Ghana Akuaba Ashanti Tribe Fertility Doll
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The sculpture is carved by hand featuring outspread hands, a small waist, and large thighs. She wears cowrie earrings on red cotton threads. The characteristic features of such dolls are a flat round disk-like head, a high forehead, an annulated neck, outstretched arms and female sex. Such characteristics symbolized desirable traits for a woman in Ashanti society. The oversized head symbolizes intelligence. The roundness of the face symbolized beauty. The annulated neck symbolized fatness – a sign of prosperity. Outstretched arms suggest generosity.
Such designs were believed to promote fertility, attract good luck and wealth.
MATERIALS: Sese wood and cowries
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Made in Ghana.