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Namji Doll (N° 24550) Deposit sale

French African Tribal Art Collection.
Adorned with a habit of pearls and strips of leather laid out with regularity, animated by arms represented by straps and cowries, this African doll in wood from the Namji or < b> Dowayo , an animist mountain people living in the north of Cameroon, compose a refined version of a traditional African doll.
These African tribal dolls are carved in wood by the blacksmith, initially for the play of little girls. But these dolls are mainly used by sterile women in complex fertility rituals, the doll becoming a surrogate child that they will treat as such. In some cases the groom offered it to his future wife, the doll representing their future offspring. The decoration of the doll can also reproduce the finery of the new initiates after their period of confinement.  

Possibility of payment in 2x (2x 170.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

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OriginCollection française
Material(s)wood, perles, cauris
Height cm37
Width17 cm
Weight1.02 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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