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Dolls

Dolls in their various shapes and forms are found across the African Continent. As a rule they are created for girls to play with and for young women who wish to ensure their fertility. Additionally their are also ibejis which is used as a container for the soul of a dead twin. The Yoruba believe that the souls of twins are connected to each other and the a dead twin must be looked after exactly like a living child in that it is fed, bathed and spoken to. Often dolls are handed down from mother to daughter and can even be found on family shrines.
Female twin figures -
Object: Female twin figures - "ere ibeji" - Oyo region - Yoruba - Nigeri
Ethnic group: Oyo region - Yoruba
Origin: Nigeria
Material: Wood, glass beads leather and cloth
Female twin figures - "ere ibeji" - Oyo region - Yoruba - Nigeri   1 x 'Female twin figures - "ere ibeji" - Oyo region - Yoruba - Nigeri' order
Price: 3.300,00 EUR
Female venavi twin figure - Ewe - Togo
Object: Female venavi twin figure - Ewe - Togo
Ethnic group: Ewe
Origin: Togo
Material: Wood
Female venavi twin figure - Ewe - Togo   1 x 'Female venavi twin figure - Ewe - Togo' order
Price: 125,00 EUR
Fertility doll
Object: Fertility doll "Akua'ba" - Fante - Ghana
Ethnic group: Fante
Origin: Ghana
Material: Wood
Fertility doll "Akua'ba" - Fante - Ghana   1 x 'Fertility doll "Akua'ba" - Fante - Ghana' order
Price: 1.200,00 EUR
Fertility doll
Object: Fertility doll "biiga" - Mossi - Burkina Faso
Ethnic group: Mossi
Origin: Burkina Faso
Material: Wood, leather
Fertility doll "biiga" - Mossi - Burkina Faso   1 x 'Fertility doll "biiga" - Mossi - Burkina Faso' order
Price: 450,00 EUR
Fertility doll - Yoruba - Nigeria
Object: Fertility doll - Yoruba - Nigeria
Ethnic group: Yoruba
Origin: Nigeria
Material: Wood
Fertility doll - Yoruba - Nigeria   1 x 'Fertility doll - Yoruba - Nigeria' order
Price: 600,00 EUR
Ibeji - Gert Stoll
Object: Ibeji - Gert Stoll
Author: Gert Stoll
Published: 1980
Ibeji - Gert Stoll   1 x 'Ibeji - Gert Stoll' order
Price: 275,00 EUR
Ibeji - Volume 2 - Fausto Polo und Jean David
Object: Ibeji - Volume 2 - Fausto Polo und Jean David
Author: Fausto Polo und Jean David
Published: 2005
Ibeji - Volume 2 - Fausto Polo und Jean David   1 x 'Ibeji - Volume 2 - Fausto Polo und Jean David' order
Price: 75,00 EUR
Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture
Object: Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture
Author: Elisabeth L. Cameron
Published: 1996
Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture   1 x 'Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture' order
Price: 30,00 EUR
Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture
Object: Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture
Author: Elisabeth L. Cameron
Published: 1996
Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture   1 x 'Isn't s/he a doll? Play and ritual in African sculpture' order
Price: 50,00 EUR
Kwere
Object: Kwere "Mwana Hiti" figure (wooden child)
Ethnic group: Kwere
Origin: Tanzania
Material: Wood
Kwere "Mwana Hiti" figure (wooden child)   1 x 'Kwere "Mwana Hiti" figure (wooden child)' order
Price: 280,00 EUR
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