Fertility doll Kirdi Cameroon - Beads, Wood - West Africa

Description
Fertility doll Kirdi Cameroon - Beads, Wood - West Africa
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear

In Cameroon, in the regions of Adamaoua and the Mandara Mountains, extending to the other side of the border in southeast Nigeria and southwest Chad, live a significant number of different peoples, divided into distinct groups. Established in the mountains, on the swampy plains and on the plateaus for centuries, these traditionally pastoral societies are composed of breeders of goats, sheep and zebu, cultivators of millet and sorghum on terraced fields, fishermen, and makers of wicker baskets.

They have in common the cult of ancestors represented by pottery or stones, and propitiatory rituals for obtaining rain.

The fundamental unifying element shared by these diverse groups is animism. It is this factor of belief that defines these populations, which include the Mofu, the Dii, the Guidar, the Baya, the Kapsiki, the Fali, the Toupouri, the Guiziga, the Dowayo, the Makatan, the Mafa, the Papé, the Mado, the Massa, the Zoulgo, the Moudang, the Ouldémé, the Tikar and others.

Lot details
Object
Fertility doll Kirdi Cameroon
Region/ country
West Africa
Material
Beads, Wood
Condition
Vintage - used with visible signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
28×5×5 cm
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