Gimwane Doll - Ntwana People - South Africa - SOLD

Gimwane Doll - Ntwana People - South Africa - SOLD

The Ntwana are a tiny tribal gorup in the Mpumalanga provance of South Africa. This traditional fertility doll is constructed from plaited grass, wool, and beads. Pre-initiate girls pretend the dolls are the progeny of their current boyfriends, who are invited to participate in a dance competition, the outcome of which determines the future leaders. This piece is formerly of the African Heritage Trust Collection. 11"H x 4"W
The Ntwana are a tiny tribal gorup in the Mpumalanga provance of South Africa. This traditional fertility doll is constructed from plaited grass, wool, and beads. Pre-initiate girls pretend the dolls are the progeny of their current boyfriends, who are invited to participate in a dance competition, the outcome of which determines the future leaders. This piece is formerly of the African Heritage Trust Collection. 11"H x 4"W
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