Namji Doll - Cowrie Shell - 20-23cm
Namji dolls are fertility dolls which have various purposes and multiple meanings. They are used for play and magic. Namji dolls are also carried as good luck during a hunt.
The concept of fertility is highly valued in African societies as being the essence of life. It is deeply rooted in customs and behaviour, thus appearing in their art.
Sculptors freely interpret the characteristics of the dolls. Namji dolls are considered among the finest and most beautiful dolls of Africa.
Carved from a single piece of timber, these Namji dolls are adorned with Cowrie shells, a variety of beads, twine, metal earrings and stand on a wooden base. Each doll is crafted individually making them unique and a one of a kind piece.
A unique collectors piece, our Namji Dolls look striking displayed singularly or in a small group of three to five dolls clustered together on a console table, shelf or cabinet.
Dimensions: approx: 20-23 cm H