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Fertility doll - Beads, Cauris, Wood - Namji - Cameroon - Asian African Art
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Fertility doll – Beads, Cauris, Wood – Namji – Cameroon


Object Fertility doll
Ethnic group: Namji
Country: Cameroon
Material: Wood, Beads, Cauris
Estimated period: Second half 20th century
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 24x9x7 cm
Weight: 500 gram
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear

In stock

SKU: 22.79 Category: Search for: , , ,

Great fertility doll from the Namji people of Cameroon. The doll represents the child desired by everyone, and is at the same time a “women’s fetish doll” which has to ensure their fecundity.
Therefore, it has the power to fulfill a woman’s desire of giving birth.
It is also said that childless or milk-less women, touch or squeeze the dolls that fulfilled women’s desires so that their wishes become true.

Since the birth of a child has a significant incidence on the status of a couple, psychological blocks occur.
In fact, a woman without children is considered as an imperfect creature.
The doll is an artificial placebo enabling to unblock the situation.
Good condition with traces of tribal use. The doll stands unstable on it`s own.