born of Wednesday and "Ba" means child. The
doll also serves another function & that is for
young girls to acquaint themselves with the
role of motherhood. Often times, the back of
the carving has patterns incised in the head
which is believed to ward off evil spirits.

Dimensions: 14.5" height x 5" width; base is 3 1/8" squared"> 'Akua'ba' Fertility Doll - Ashanti People - Ghana - SOLD - Similar ones available, please inquire
'Akua'ba' Fertility Doll - Ashanti, Ghana - SOLD
'Akua'ba' Fertility Doll - Ashanti, Ghana - SOLD
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'Akua'ba' Fertility Doll - Ashanti, Ghana - SOLD

Title: 'Akua'ba' Fertility Doll

Material: Wood

People: Ashanti

Location: Ghana

The Akua'ba doll expresses the Ashanti ideal
of beauty; a long neck and a round flat face
with a high forehead and small mouth. The
fertility doll is carried in a woman's skirt band
to ensure fertility as well as to have a perfect
and beautiful child! The word "Akua" means
born of Wednesday and "Ba" means child. The
doll also serves another function & that is for
young girls to acquaint themselves with the
role of motherhood. Often times, the back of
the carving has patterns incised in the head
which is believed to ward off evil spirits.

Dimensions: 14.5" height x 5" width; base is 3 1/8" squared
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