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Statue doll fertility of the Ashanti black wood antique old style 58cm

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The doll of fertility Aku'Aba diverted into an object of decor in african style

Dimensions : height 58 x width 19 x depth 9cm Material : bois exotic from sectors regulated.

This figurine is fully sculpted and painted in the style of "antique" bears witness to the unique know-how of our craftsmen exception : the distressed effect is remarkable, looks like a really that this statue is an original piece old. Here in a large size, this statue is also available in small and medium format.

The dolls fertility rate (Aku-aba or Akwaba) are very prevalent and sought for their protective properties. They were formerly worn on the back like real babies by women from Ghana and Côte d'ivoire in order to foster the birth and help stave off any worries of sterility. The Akans of Ghana accounted for these dolls with large heads that are flat circular very stylized.

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A bit of history

Once in West Africa, in the civilization of the Ashanti of Ghana, a young woman named Akua ("born on Wednesday") had difficulties to have a child (Ba). She went to consult the healer that he was recommended to sculpt a small child of wood, and carry it, feed it, treat it as it would have done with a child of flesh and bone.

In the sight with his wooden doll cinched on his back, the villagers the were sometimes of the finger in a mocking "look at the child of Akua !" (Akua Ba). But Akua fell pregnant and gave life to a little girl full of health.

Its success encouraged other women with the same difficulties, to do also sculpt small dolls of wood. They named Akua'ba (the child of Akua) in his honor.

MaterialsWood
Virtues and benefitsFemininity and fertility
Main colorblack
Height51 to 60cm
You love...Dolls
Originhandcrafted and fair
Object typeDecoration
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