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Ashanti Akwaba Fertility Doll (N° 10153)

Ex French African art collection.

This people consider women to be the final arbiter of all decisions. Fertility and children are the most common themes mentioned in Ashanti wood carvings. This ethnic group has built a relatively democratic society based on the moral value of the individual.
The Ashantis founded a monarchy as early as the 17th century. The identities of the various Akan ethnic groups were influenced by both Islam and Christianity.

Their dolls are famous and easily recognizable by their characteristic shape. They consist of a flat circular head, the majority of which is reserved for the forehead, the facies themselves occupying only the lower third of the head.
This last one is carried by a small cylindrical body whose arms detach at a right angle. The legs are absent, the trunk integrating directly into a slightly wider base.  

 


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OriginEx collection française
EthnyAshanti
Countryghana
Material(s)wood, perles
Height cm36
Width17 cm
Weight0.20 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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