Namji Beaded Doll - 45 Round GOLD

$226.00 USD

Story behind the product ~ Amongst the Ndamji people in the Cameroon, unadorned dolls are made by blacksmiths, as playthings, for young girls.

When a woman marries,  they are dressed with beads, shells, coins and other trinkets they become fertility dolls, cared for as though a real child.

The dolls are characterized by a narrow trunk and head, with a shapely body forming a striking geometric design.

Unadorned dolls are also used to mark houses when the Ndamji are at home.

Other tribes in the region have been influenced by the Ndamji, and seen the effectiveness of their dolls, and have adopted the design themselves.

Country of origin ~ Cameroon, Africa.

Materials ~ Wood, Beads, String,Shells.

Dimensions ~ 46cm H.

All measurements are approximate. 

Your statue may vary from image displayed.  Each piece has been intricately created by hand. If there are small flaws it is a sign and proof of human touch, making each and every piece unique with tiny little differences. 

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