Superb African Namji Beaded Doll Cameroon decorated with glass trade beads and cowrie shells on a black wood stand. 22.75' h by 4.75." w by 4.75" d ,.The dolls held by young Namji girls to play and to ensure their fertility, are considered among the finest and the most beautiful dolls in Africa. They are carved from solid hardwood. The doll would have a name, be fed, be talked to and be carried strapped to the back everywhere the child would go,This doll helped prepare the young Namji woman for her role as mother in her future life.