Among the Ashanti people in Ghana, women hoping for offspring carry these ‘Akuaba dolls’ in their clothes. These fertility dolls have a large, round, flat head that is reminiscent of its origin as a representation of the moon goddess, which is associated with fertility. Once the ‘Akuaba’ figure has fulfilled its purpose, the mother of the desired child places it on her domestic altar, where it is worshipped in a shrine, or she passes it on to the next generation.
Size: 14 1/2"H x 5 1/2"W x 3 1/4"D
*Artisan crafted and due to it's handmade nature no two alike. Variations are likely and celebrated.