Africa is a place full of tales, legends, and symbolic meanings. These goddess figures from the Ashanti people of Ghana are just one of many objects with deep-rooted symbolism and tradition. Women in Ghana would wear a fertility figure on their back in an effort to conceive, or to ensure the child she carried would be born healthy. In some villages, after giving birth the mother would pass it down to her daughter. Their symbolism goes beyond conception, celebrating the fertility of the fields, the richness in our lives or a new beginning. Radiating beauty, health, abundance these figures are a celebration of the feminine. The round head of these dolls represent the feminine womb and the Moon Goddess. These dolls are hand carved from wood and painted.
Made in: Ghana