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Namji beaded fertility doll - Beads, Wood, Nails, Cowrie, Metal - Cameroun

Lot reference 31001797
Namji beaded fertility doll - Beads, Wood, Nails, Cowrie, Metal - Cameroun

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2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object: Namji beaded fertility doll
Region/ country: Cameroun
Material: Beads, Nails, Cowrie, Metal, Wood
Period: 2nd half 20th century
Condition: Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 34×10×34 cm

The Namji are a people who live in the northwest
The Namji doll is carved in wood by the blacksmith usually for little girls to play with
However, these dolls are mainly used by infertile women in fecundity rituals
The Namji tribe is known for its wooden dolls, carved with geometric features and decorated with necklaces of multicoloured beads, cowry shells, coins, metal straps, fibres and leather
The young girls of this tribe play with these dolls which traditionally ensure the fecundity of women
The young girl names, feeds, dresses the doll, she speaks to it and takes it wherever she goes
The most popular way to carry the doll is on the back, like women do with their children Hence, the doll represents the first child of the young girl, for which she is responsible
This is a way to prepare girls for the role as a mother in their future lives

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    masque de facture nouvelle, plus une pièce de décoration que de collection...
    emballage soigné, expédié très rapidement
    merci
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    Spedizione rapida, compatibile con le festività in corso. Imballaggio discreto in rapporto alle spese di spedizione (35 euro). Oggetto come descritto. Nessun certificato, non risposta al messaggio.
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    oresid January 3, 2020

  • I'm giving a positive feedback but I'm a bit disappointed as the tip of one of the horns was broken when it got to me. Wrapping the fragile parts better could be an idea.
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  • Nice Item - Smooth & Easy

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  • Well arrived, thanks!

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    Spedizione tracciata, rapida ed accurata. Oggetto come descritto nel sito Catawiki. Il venditore non ha risposto a un messaggio ma esperienza comunque molto positiva. Raccomandato.
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    Bonjour,

    je suis plus que surprise de votre retour.
    Je n'ai absolument pas patiné la tête et de plus elle n'est surtout pas en plastique....
    La tête est en bronze avec sa patine d'origine.
    Elle faisait partie de la collection privée de mon grand-père qu'il l'avait collecté lors de ses nombreux voyages en Afrique.
    Cet objet et authentique et non une copie.
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    Merci beaucoup, colis parfait, délai de livraison rapide, c'est nickel. Le masque est magnifique je suis ravi, encore merci.
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