African Stylized Female Figure with Beads Strung on Hide.

Discussion in 'Tribal Art' started by wlwhittier, May 18, 2022.

  1. wlwhittier

    wlwhittier Well-Known Member

    She is ~12¾" tall, ~5¼" across her hair, 4¾" across her arms; weight is 202 grams. There is no signature, nor other ID markings.

    Note the two-bar symbol on the back of her head...it'll be a reference for my next post in Tribal Art.

    Can a region or tribe be confidently assigned to this effigy? Is it tourist art, or has it other, genuine significance? Thanks!


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  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    tourist art....1980;s.....or later...
    Akua'ba (sometimes spelled Akwaba or Akuba) are wooden ritual fertility dolls from Southern Ghana and nearby areas. The best known akua'ba are those of the Fanti people, “Fanti Dolls” whose akua'ba have large, disc-like heads.

    see also ..Ashanti doll
     
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