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. Traditionally, Namji dolls were used as good luck charms, amulets, decorations, gifts, play things, ritual practices and family heirlooms. Dolls were made from just about anything; clay, wood, and weaved fibre. These Namji dolls are made from wood, beads, cowrie shells and fabric. Available in multiple colours, sizes and designs.
Doll is adorned with beads and cowry shells.
Price is for one doll.
From my home in the African bushveld to yours.
SIze: 58″ H x 4″ W x 2″D