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Namji Fertility Doll, Namchi
African art > African Dolls > Statue Namji

Fertility dolls of African art
This ancient copy offers a stylized anthropomorphic evocation whose rectangular limbs feature rough circular hands and feet. Glass beaded bracelets and necklaces highlight the shapes of the object swaddled in textiles. A proportionally reduced head, with exorbitant round pupils, emerges from the set. The crest hairstyle is pierced with a tether opening. Small talismans, in the form of shells, leather bags, calabash fragments, are joined to the adornments embellishing the doll. The sides of the face are notched indicating the traditional scarifications of the ethnic group. Abraded-use skate. It is only recently that the dolls of the Namji or Dowayo , an animist mountain people living in northern Cameroon, have only recently been known. These effigies ...


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Namchi Doll , Namji
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African art > African Dolls > Statue Namchi

Fertility dolls of African art
The proposed copy offers a stylized anthropomorphic evocation whose rectangle limbs have rough circular hands and feet. Fine bracelets of glass beads, like the neck and bust, highlight the shapes of the swaddled textile object. A proportionally reduced head, afflicted by partial blindness due to the disappearance of one of the pearls, emerges from the whole. Small talismans, in the form of cauris, leather bags, fragments of snail shell and gourd, are joined to the adornments embellishing the doll. The sides of the face are notched indicating the traditional scarifications of the ethnic group. Abraded-use skate.
It is only fairly recently that the dolls of the Namji or Dowayo , a people of animist mountaineers living in northern Cameroon, have ...


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Namji Fertility Doll, Dowayo
African art > African Dolls > Fertility doll

This anicenne effigy with arched limbs surrounded by cotton thread is sheathed in leather. The head, like the feet and hands, is formed in a simple metallic volute. On its abdomen, the magical virtues of a talisman in the form of a metal cabochon adorn a belt. Decorative elements, arranged in small successive metal balls, make up a dressing of the most beautiful effect. An ethnic group in northern Cameroon made up of animist mountaineers, the Dowayo , " Namji ", " Namchi ", use anthropomorphic figures, dolls, as part of fertility rituals. The women carried with them these dolls donated by their husbands in the hope of becoming mothers. The use of dolls by young African women is not done exclusively within the initiation context. When menstruation occurs, the girl is considered a ...


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Namji Dowayo Fertility Statue
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The dolls of the Namji or Dowayo , an animist mountain people living in northern Cameroon, have recently become known. These effigies represent the human body in stylized elementary forms. The umbilical is here encrusted with a cauri and highlighted with a string of red cootn, encrusted in the grainy patina. The face, flat and circular, on a stretched neck, wears scarifications, like the bust. These African tribal dolls are carved in wood by the blacksmith, at first for the game of little girls. But these dolls are mostly used by sterile 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 ...

Namji Dowayo Doll
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African art > African Dolls > Statue Namji

The dolls of the Namji or D owayo , an animist mountain people living in northern Cameroon, have recently become known. These effigies represent the human body in stylized elementary forms. This anthropomorphic sculpture, supported by large joined feet, has a flat disc head with oblique jugal scarifications, an oversized neck surrounded by a strip of fabric, and a cylindrical bust. The abdomen is hollowed out in a cup and highlighted with a red textile pudding and a cauri marks the umbilical. Above, diamond motifs highlighted by series of perforations enhance the vital center that is the abdomen. These signs refer to fertility. The patina, grainy, and ritual libations have consolidated the fabrics adorning the object. These African tribal dolls are carved in wood by the blacksmith, at ...


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Namchi Ritual Hat, Namji
African art > Headdress Hat > Namchi Headdress

Belgian African art collection.
At the top of this conical basket headdress accompanying the initiation rituals, set on a thick raphia canvas, appears an image, in the eyes of the Namji of Cameroon, of fertility and fertility: a stylized female effigy whose limbs in rectangular volume have digitized hands and feet with different shells. The doll, whose bust is dressed in leather, is awe-down with bracelets and necklaces of glass beads. A proportionally reduced head, with pupils encrusted with white beads, has a suspension ring. Abraded-use skate. It is only recently that the dolls of the Namji or Dowayo , an animist mountain people living in northern Cameroon, have only recently been known. These effigies represent the human body in stylized elementary forms. These African tribal ...


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