Fertility Doll - Fali people, Cameroon
Fertility Doll - Fali people, Cameroon
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Fertility Doll - Fali people, Cameroon

$450.00
Description: In Cameroon, when a young Fali man becomes betrothed, he makes a doll from wood and decorates it with hair, beads, and > other small objects. He then gives it to his fiancÚ, 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.

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: approx. 10" height x 5 1/2" width x 4" depth
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