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Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon
Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon

Fali Fertility Doll from Cameroon

Regular price
$250.00
Regular price
$350.00
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$250.00
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Superb African Fali fertility doll decorated with multiple layers of beads and cowrie shells, as well as leather amulets.
10" h by 6" w by 3" d
"In Cameroon, when a young Fali man becomes betrothed, he makes a doll(ham pilu) from wood and decorates it with hair, beads, and other small objects. He then gives it to his fiance, who wears it in a baby carrier on her back. The doll is a symbol of their marriage commitment and represents their future child. The man gives the doll the gender that he desires for his first-born. The young woman cares for the figure until the promised child is born; at this point, the couple carefully stores the doll away.