Superb set of 3 African Fali fertility dolls decorated with multiple layers of glass beads , as well as leather amulet.
3.5"L x 2"D x 8"H; 3.25"L x 2"D x 7.5"H. Minor age wear.
"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.