Blue Beaded Namji Doll - Cameroon - Sold

Blue Beaded Namji Doll - Cameroon - Sold

19" tall x 7" wide The Namji people are famous for their wooden dolls carved with exaggerated features and adorned with numerous multi-colored necklaces. These more modern versions of the Namji doll make striking display objects, either singly or in groups. Generally they represent a female; however, sometimess they represent couples. The namji dolls are among some of the finest dolls in Africa. The young women used dolls to ensure fertility, prevent morning sickness, & provide for easy childbirth. They were carried on the person or kept within the home or in a shrine.
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