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Akuaba Fertility Figure Hand Carved Cow Bone Pendant 1
- Akuaba Fertility Figure Hand Carved Cow Bone Pendant 1
- Akuaba are Ritual Fertility Figures from Ghana, West Africa. The best known Akuaba are those of the Asante People, whose Akuaba figures have large, disc-like heads.
- Traditionally, these Dolls are carried on the backs of women either hoping to conceive a child, or to ensure the attractiveness of the child being carried. When not in active use, the Akuaba would be ritually washed and cared for.
- Traditional use of Akuaba does still continue in some areas of Ghana. The form of the Akuaba has also gained currency as a general symbol of Good Luck.
- Measure Approx. 2 1/2" high x 1" wide
- Highly skilled traditional artisan hand carving from China