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Fertility doll - Beads, Wood - Namji - Cameroun - Asian African Art
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Fertility doll – Beads, Wood – Namji – Cameroun


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Fertility doll
Ethnic group/ culture:Namji
Region/ country:Cameroun
Material:Beads, Wood
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:26×13×10 cm
Weight:500 g

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Following the FALI tradition, men ordered such Ham Pilu dolls and gave them to their promised wife. In order to fulfil his desire of having a child. One firmly believed that the Ham Pilu could make this happen. The higher a man was ranked in the hierarchy of the tribe, the more exuberant the Ham Pilu had to be. The woman cherished the Ham Pilu as if it was her own child, until the birth of her own baby. Then, the Ham Pilu always remained next to the child, to protect him against evil spirits and diseases.

The lot can be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art gallery in Vessem (NL). In case of shipment: the lot will be carefully packed and shipped insured by registered mail.