Antique Namji Doll

Antique Namji Doll
Antique Namji Doll

Antique Namji Doll


Made in Cameroon by blacksmiths from the Namji tribe, these dolls are originally unadorned and used as playthings for young girls. Upon reaching puberty the doll becomes a fertility doll and is dressed in beads, shells, coins and other trinkets and are cared for as though a real child. Characterised by a narrow trunk and head, these dolls form a striking geometric design as they are handmade each one is unique, varying in adornment, jewellery and characteristics.

H: 28-30cm x W: 10cm 

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