Ashanti Fertility Doll

Ashanti Fertility Doll

R582.61

Handmade Ashanti Fertility Doll.  These dolls are consecrated by priests and are thought to have the power to make barren women conceive, and to protect the women in pregnancy.  They celebrate Ashanti ideals of beauty, as a high forehead is a symbol of beauty.  They are carried around and treated like a real child by the Ashanti women.  They are also used as dolls for young girls to prepare them for motherhood.  The round head of the Ashanti doll is symbolic of the feminine womb.  It also is considered by some to be symbolic of a moon goddess.  After use they are placed in a domestic shrine

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Origin – Ghana (Ashanti Region)

2 in stock

Packaged Weight 2.4 kg
Packaged Dimensions 60 × 20 × 10 cm
Actual Product Weight

0.5kg

Actual Product Dimensions

46 x 16,5 x 9cm