Ashanti / Akuaba Fertility Doll on Stand
Hand made Ashanti Doll on a stand
Can be used as a Fan
Stands about 18 inches high
Akuaba are wooden ritual fertility dolls from Ghana and nearby areas. The best known akuaba are those of the Ashanti people, whose akuaba have large, disc-like heads. Traditionally, these dolls are carried on the back of women either hoping to conceive a child, or to ensure the attractiveness of the child being carried. When not in active use, the akuaba would be ritually washed and cared for.