This Akuaba doll is originated from the Ashanti people from Ghana. It is nicely decorated with lots of small beads. Little wear and tear, good overall condition.
Akuaba dolls are wooden carved fertility dolls and are a general symbol of good luck and health. They are known the best from the Ashanti people from Ghana. Traditionally a woman would wear the Akuaba on her back hoping to conceive a child or that her current child would be born healthy. They have a large round head and are very popular around the world. And if the doll was not in use it would still be washed and taken care of by the owner.
Provenance: Private collection. F.d.G in NL / Tribal Art Treasures
- Mid 20th century
- Origin: Ghana, Africa
- Excellent condition
- Ethnic group: Ashanti/Asante
- Materials: Wood, Small beads
- Weight: 310 grams including stand
- Dimensions: 12.5 x 6 x 32 cm
- Amount (in stock): 1
- Damage: None
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