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Akua Ba / Fertility Doll

Akua Ba / Fertility Doll

Regular price $112.00 USD
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Akua ba are used in a variety of contexts; primarily, however, they are carried by women who hope to conceive a child.

The flat, disklike head is a strongly exaggerated convention of the Akan ideal of beauty: a high, oval forehead, slightly flattened in actual practice by gentle modeling of an infant’s soft cranial bones.The delicate mouth of the figure is small and set low on the face. The small scars just discernible below the eyes of this figure refer to a local medical practice as protection against convulsions.

Wooden Ring
Made with Orsese wood
Carved and Assembled in Ghana
Placed by quarter to show size
Adjustable metal ring back

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