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Ashanti Akua ba wood doll figure - Ghana - African Art
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  • Title: Ashanti Akua ba wood doll figure - Ghana - African Art Tribal Art
  • Description: Fertility wishes in African art Ashanti. This stylized female figure, called Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma), has features specific to ashanti dolls, usually devoid of legs: flat, circular head surmounting a cylindrical bust with horizontal arms. Fine necklaces of colored beads embellish the sculpture. Smooth honey-coloured patina.br>These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, tightly 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 in Ghana (formerly Côte de l'Or), 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 and children are the most common themes depicted in Ashanti wood carvings.
  • Origin: Ghana
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Materials: Wood, fabric, pearls
  • Weight:0,22 Pounds
  • Item Category: Doll, figure, fetish
  • Height: 9,84 Inch

    Reserve: $121.00

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    Ashanti Akua ba wood doll figure - Ghana - African Art

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  • Title: Ashanti Akua ba wood doll figure - Ghana - African Art Tribal Art
  • Description: Fertility wishes in African art Ashanti. This stylized female figure, called Akua'ba (plural Akua'mma), has features specific to ashanti dolls, usually devoid of legs: flat, circular head surmounting a cylindrical bust with horizontal arms. Fine necklaces of colored beads embellish the sculpture. Smooth honey-coloured patina.br>These stylized wooden effigies were worn by pregnant women, tightly 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 in Ghana (formerly Côte de l'Or), 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 and children are the most common themes depicted in Ashanti wood carvings.
  • Origin: Ghana
  • Date/Period: Second half 20th century
  • Materials: Wood, fabric, pearls
  • Weight:0,22 Pounds
  • Item Category: Doll, figure, fetish
  • Height: 9,84 Inch

    Reserve: $121.00

    Shipping:
  • Domestic: Flat-rate of $35.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.
  • International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.
  • Combined shipping: Please ask about combined shipping for multiple lots before bidding.
  • Location: This item ships from Belgium

    Your purchase is protected:
    Photos, descriptions, and estimates were prepared with the utmost care by a fully certified expert and appraiser. All items in this sale are guaranteed authentic.

    In the rare event that the item did not conform to the lot description in the sale, Jasper52 specialists are here to help. Buyers may return the item for a full refund provided you notify Jasper52 within 5 days of receiving the item.
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