Base: 3 1/2" square

"> Fertility Doll - Fali People, Cameroon (#0101) - SOLD
Fertility Doll - Fali People, Cameroon (#0101) - SOLD
Fertility Doll - Fali People, Cameroon (#0101) - SOLD
Fertility Doll - Fali People, Cameroon (#0101) - SOLD 1
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Fertility Doll - Fali People, Cameroon (#0101) - SOLD

9.5" highBase = 3.5" square In Cameroon, when a young Fali man becomes betrothed, he makes a doll (ham pilu) from wood and decorates it with hair, beads, and other small objects. He then gives it to his fiance, who wears it in a baby carrier on her back. The doll is a symbol of their marriage commitment and represents their future child. The man gives the doll the gender that he desires for his first-born. The young woman cares for the figure until the promised child is born;, after which the couple carefully stores the doll away.
Title: Fertility Doll Material: Beads, wood, cowrie shells & natural materials People: Fali Country: Cameroon Description: In Cameroon, when a young Fali man becomes betrothed, he makes a doll (ham pile) from wood and decorates it with hair, beads, and other small objects. He then gives it to his fianc╚, who wears it in a baby carrier on her back. The doll is a symbol of their marriage commitment and represents their future child. The man gives the doll the gender that he desires for his first-born. The young woman cares for the figure until the promised child is born; after which the couple carefully stores the doll away. Included is a custom-built metal stand. Due to the use of this doll over time, the doll has become very fragile, but in doing so, has remained a true representation of the Fali tradition. Dimensions: 9 1/2" height x 4" circumference Base: 3 1/2" square

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