Handcrafted Sese Wood 'Helper' Fertility Doll Sculpture (Ghana)

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ITEM# 19403852
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    ITEM#: 19403852

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.

    Abstract line is gracefully feminine, the fertility doll's elongated contours sculpted from sese wood. Brass and copper repousse embellish the smooth body, while colorful beads are set into the wood in Juliana Akandas' fertility doll sculpture.

    Product Features:
    • Worldstock Country: Ghana
    • Colors: Black, metallic
    • Materials: Sese wood, brass, copper, beads
    • Dimensions: 23 inches high x 7.3 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep

    Story Behind the Art:
    Juliana Akandas became interested in Ghanaian carvings while working as a secretary, so she learned woodcarving. 'My favorite is the Akuaba doll. When given this doll, any woman who cannot have babies is believed likely to get pregnant. I was so fascinated with all this that I decided to learn the trade, and did so through a carver in Aburi. My products are unique; they have a meaning and they are backed by history. Almost all my masks have a meaning and a history behind them.'

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    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.

    • Worldstock Country: Ghana
    • Product Features: Handmade
    • Material: Brass, Copper, Wood, Beads
    • Season or Holiday: All Seasons
    • Exact Color: Black
    • Color: Black


    Material Beads, Brass, Copper, Wood
    Type Sculptures
    Season or Holiday All Seasons
    Color Black
    Product Features Handmade
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 23 inches high x 7.3 inches wide x 2.4 inches deep
    Model Number 86640
    Country of Origin Ghana

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