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NAMJI DOLL

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NAMJI DOLL

Size 37,5 cm
Material Wood, cowries, glass beads and fibers
Origin Cameroon

These type of dolls were given to the Namji girls to play with as toys, but also to ensure their fertility. Carved from reddish hardwood, they are strapped to the back in the way real infants are toted around.
Very nice patina of use.