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The Ashanti people see women as the final arbiter of all decisions. Fertility and children are the most common themes represented in Ashanti wood carvings. These wooden figurines were worn by pregnant women, tight in their loincloth, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children.


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This stylized female figure is called Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma). It has traditional features: a flat, circular head surmounting a tubular bust with horizontal arms. Fine necklaces of vivid beads highlight the volumes. Smooth ebony patina.
These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, huddled in their loincloths, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children. The overwhelming majority of these statues are female, with breasts.

Shanti are one of the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly "), part of the Akan group, living in a forested area. Like other people living in the central and southern part of Ghana, she speaks a language of the Twi group. This people regard women as the final arbiter of all decisions. Fertility ...


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This female doll is called Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma); its head is flat and circular on a body with a curved chest and buttocks and a protruding umbilical. Exception to the rule, rounded volumes replace the stylized body, devoid of lower limbs. The yellow beaded adornments contrast here with the locally abraded dark patina.
These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, squeezed in their loincloths, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children. The overwhelming majority of these statues are female, with breasts.

The Ashanti are one of the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly "Côte de l'Or"), part of the Akan group, living in a forested region. Like other populations living in the central and southern part of Ghana, ...


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Given generous feminine attributes, this female doll is called Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma). This copy retains the flat and circular head of its stylized sisters, but in this case the body displays a curved chest and buttocks and a prominent umbilical. Fine necklaces of bright pearls, concealing a loincloth in textiles, emphasize her hips. Locally abraded dark skate.
These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, squeezed in their loincloths, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children. The overwhelming majority of these statues are female, with breasts.

The Ashanti are one of the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly "Côte de l'Or"), part of the Akan group, living in a forested region. Like other populations living in the ...


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These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, huddled in their loincloths, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children. The overwhelming majority of these statues are female, with breasts.

The Ashanti are one of the ethnic groups of Ghana (formerly "Côte de l'Or"), part of the Akan group, living in a forested region. Like other populations living in the central and southern part of Ghana, she speaks a language of the Twi group. These people consider women to be the final arbiter of all decisions. Fertility and children are the most common themes depicted in Ashanti wood carvings.

This female doll is called Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma); its head is flat and circular on a straight body whose small conical ...

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Akuaba doll statuettes (plural Akua'mma) are amulets used by Ashanti women to promote fertility. They are easily identifiable by their structure. Their circular head has a high forehead occupying the upper part, the lines usually appear in the lower third of the head. The latter is carried by a small cylindrical body whose arms develop at a right angle. The legs are absent, the trunk integrating directly into a slightly wider base.
Oiled Black Skate. Visible usage marks. These 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 Ashanti ...

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Akuaba doll statuettes (plural Akua'mma) are amulets used by Ashanti women to promote fertility. They are easily identifiable by their structure. Their circular head has a high forehead occupying the upper part, the lines usually appear in the lower third of the head. The latter is carried by a small cylindrical body whose arms develop at a right angle. The legs are absent, the trunk integrating directly into a slightly wider base.
Oiled Black Skate.
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 Ashanti founded a monarchy as early as the 17th century. The ...

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Akuaba doll statuettes (plural Akua'mma) are amulets used by Ashanti women to promote fertility. They are easily identifiable by their structure. Their circular head has a high forehead occupying the upper part, the lines usually appear in the lower third of the head. The latter is carried by a small cylindrical body whose arms develop at a right angle. The legs are absent, the trunk integrating directly into a slightly wider base.
Honey version for this doll adorned with pearl necklaces. Glossy patina, kaolin residue.
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 ...


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Used by the Ashanti and Fantis of Ghana, Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) doll statuettes are amulets used by Ashanti women to promote fertility. They are easily identifiable by their stylized appearance. Their flat, circular head has a high front occupying the upper part, the lines usually appear in the lower third of the head. A beauty brand, the ringed neck also symbolizes prosperity. Worn behind the backs of women, these statues are also accompanied by various rituals, such as the ingestion of a potion, or the arrangement of the object on the family altar. After the birth of the child, the sculpture serves as a toy, and sometimes still offered to the healer in order to witness its effectiveness. This doll, however, has a morphology with full forms emphasizing the chest, buttocks and umbilical ...

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

Their dolls Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) are easily identifiable 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 develop at a right angle. The legs are ...


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

Their dolls Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) are easily identifiable 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 develop at a right angle. The ...


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In the African art of the Ashanti, maternity figures called esi mansa adorn the royal or family altars. They often represent a woman breastfeeding her child. This unusual male figure, however, adopts the features of fertility dolls akuaba with a flat, circular face. The friezes in losangic motifs bordering the room also evoke the decorative elements of the masks of the neighbouring Baoulé, as well as the joint eyebrows marked with a central scarification. The neck here is wrapped in ropes. Wide shoulders forming a bow extend with fists gripping blackened curds. A semi-spherical protruding umbilical evokes lineage. The flexing of the legs, like the general attitude, confers a dynamic giving the illusion of a ritual dance movement. These types of statues appeared as a couple. Surface ...


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In the Ashanti, female figures called esi mansa adorn the royal or family altars. They often represent a woman breastfeeding her child. In a ritual attitude, hands outstretched, palms flat in anticipation of offerings, this feminine pest sounding sitting on a royal stool sports the characteristic ringed neck and thin black beaded bracelets. This type of sculpture set to many ritual washes, hence their clear and matte amber patina. The Ashanti are one of the ethnic groups that belong to the Akan group, established on the former Gold Coast, Ghana since 1957. Producers of commemorative terracotta related to funeral rites, they also mastered the melting of metals. The Antifounded a monarchy as early as the 17th century. The identities of the various ethnic groups Akan have been influenced by ...


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The doll statuettes Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) are amulets used by Ashanti women to promote fertility. They are easily identifiable by their structure. Their circular head has a high forehead occupying the upper part, the lines usually appear in the lower third of the head.
This last one is carried by a small cylindrical body whose arms develop at a right angle. The legs are absent, the trunk integrating directly into a slightly wider base.
Oiled Black Skate. Visible usage marks. Lack at the top.
This people consider women to be the final arbiter of all decisions. Fertility and children are the most common themes mentioned in the wooden sculptures Ashanti. This ethnic group has built a relatively democratic society based on the moral value of the individual. The ...


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In the African art of the Ashanti, maternity figures called esi mansa adorn the royal or family altars. They often represent a woman breastfeeding her child. This unusual figure, however, adopts the features of fertility dolls akuaba with a flat, circular face. The friezes in losangic motifs bordering the room also evoke the decorative elements of the masks of the neighbouring Baoulé, as well as the joint eyebrows marked with a central scarification. The neck here is wrapped in ropes. Wide shoulders forming a bow extend with fists gripping blackened curdcurls. A circular lozenge accentuates the umbilical under the reduced breasts, in tip. The flexing of the legs, like the general attitude, make up a dynamic giving the illusion of a ritual dance movement. Surface particularly satin, ...


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

Their dolls Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) are easily identifiable 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 develop at a right angle. The ...

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From the collection of the painter 'a target''blank' href'http://wiki.ibb.town/Karl-Heinz-Engstfeld' Karl Heinz Engstfeld and 'a target''-blank' href'https://evibb.de/home/wir-trauern-um-ruth-engstfeld-schremper/'Ruth Engstfeld-Schremper , a stained glass artist, this feminine effigy called Akuaba (plural Akua'mma) with a flat, oval face, has small arms that horzontally extend the breasts formed on the column bust. The geometric features, incised in the wood, offer eyes superimposed under the space of the forehead while high.
These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, squeezed in their loincloths, to ensure the arrival of beautiful children. The overwhelming majority of these statues are female, with breasts.

The Ashanti are one of Ghana's ...


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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 ...

Ashanti Maternity
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Former Belgian private collection of African art Jan Putteneers.

Seated female representations from Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana are usually queens. A special feature of this room, this woman carries her child in her arms.
This one is removable like the stool. The latter with a curved seat is typical of the Akan seats.
The patina is clear and slightly worn in places.
The facial features are marked with the help of black color giving a realistic look one infusing life into the broad black pupils.

The Akan people is subdivided into several famous subgroups located near the coast in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, having been enriched by the trade in precious metals and slaves during contacts with Westerners and in particular the Portuguese who were the first to ...


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