Old Beaded Doll - Zulu People, South Africa (4162)
Old Beaded Doll - Zulu People, South Africa (4162)
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Old Beaded Doll - Zulu People, South Africa (4162)

$68.00 Reg. Price $95.00   You Save $27.00
Acquired in South Africa 1992 Ian & Julie Allen.
Beaded dolls are used for many purposes in traditional African societies & are made in a variety of styles. Dolls play a role in fertility, healing, courtship and play rituals.
PLAY- Dolls are used by young girls for play.
COURTSHIP - Older girls at the courtship age, would make a beaded doll and give it to a young man as a symbol of her love. Although the young man accepted the doll, he would accept dolls from other admires, until he decided on who he wanted to pledge himself to.
FERTILITY - If an older woman wanted a baby, she would often make a doll and place it by her bed as a good luck symbol.
HEALING - Dolls were used as a vehicle for absent heal- ing. The patient at home can send her doll to the traditional healer and by transmission may be healed.

H: 3 1/2 x Diam: 1 1/2

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