This beautiful wood-carved figurine is from Ghana, Africa.
It is used by the Ashanti people who call it Akua’ba.
It is a fertility figurine.
A woman who wants to conceive carries a figurine like this on her back.
Akuaba's are used by women who are not able to conceive. Such figurines are made on the advice of a priest when a woman is unable to conceive. The woman carries the figurine in her loincloth like a real child.
H 26.5 cm x L 10.5 x W 3.5 cm
Will be sent well packed and registered via PostNL, with track and trace.
- Sculpture - fertility image.
- Estimated Period
- Second half 20th century
- Country of Origin
- Good condition - used with small signs of aging & blemishes
- 26.5×3.5×10.5 cm