Display Figures

Ashanti Dolls

Ashanti Dolls

Country of origin
Ghana
Description
Ashanti carvers are famed for their female dolls, known as Akuaba, witch measure between 20cm and 40cm in height and display a stylised elongated body and an enlarged circular head. These dolls, consecrated by priests, are thought to have the power to make barren women conceive and are carried around and treated like a real child by Ashanti women. Nowadays, the dolls are beaded giving them a more colourful, modern look.
Dimensions & Weight
Approx 33cm high, 13cm wide, 3cm deep