African tribal art - Large Fali Ham Pilu doll

750
20th century
Tribal Art
DELIVERY
From: 7333, Tertre, Belgium

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    This exceptional African fertility doll, with its size and finery, symbolizes the desire for marriage and procreation. Traditionally, the bridegroom makes it and decorates it with various ornaments before offering it to his future wife. The Kirdi, also referred to as "pagans" by Islamized peoples, live in the far north of Cameroon, on the border with Nigeria. Among them are the Matakam, Kapsiki, Margui, Mofou, Massa, Toupouri, Fali, Namchi, Bata, Do ayo and others, living mainly from agriculture, fishing and livestock.
    Among the Fali, ancestor worship is marked by the importance attributed to the skulls of the deceased, considered to be the guardians of thought and knowledge. The use of dolls by young African women is not limited to initiation rituals. When menstruation arrives, these girls are seen as potential future mothers. In many ethnic groups, the quest for fertility involves initiation rituals, often embodied in wooden figurines representing both sexes and adorned with beads and clothing.

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    Ref: 6HZZ1VAR06

    Condition As is
    Ethnic group Fali
    Style Tribal Art (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity of Tribal Art Style)
    Period 20th century (African Statues, Puppets, Dolls, Maternity 20th century)
    Country of origin Cameroon
    Height (cm) 44
    Materials Wood
    Shipping Time Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days
    Location 7333, Tertre, Belgium
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