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Namji Doll (N° 27259)

The dolls of the Namji or Dowayo , a people of animist mountain people living in the north of Cameroon, represent the human body in stylized forms.
Now decorative, these sculptures charm us with their unusual appearance, their long neck surmounting a cylindrical bust flanked by small slender arms. These African tribal dolls are carved in wood by the blacksmith, initially for little girls' play. But these dolls are mainly used by infertile women in complex fertility rituals, the doll becoming a surrogate child that they will treat as such. In some cases the fiancé offered it to his future wife, the doll representing their future offspring. The decoration of the doll can also reproduce the attires of the new initiates after their period of seclusion. Grainy matt patina, drying crack.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyNamji
Countrycameroun
Material(s)wood, cauris, perles, textile
Height cm45
Width15 cm
Weight0.70 Kg
Estimated datingcirca 1960

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