African Handcarved Wood Fertility Doll with Gye Nyame Symbol, "Complete Trust"
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In many Ghanaian traditions, a couple who had difficulty conceiving would visit a shaman, whose gift of a fertility doll would ensure a successful conception for the couple. Designed and hand-carved of wood with the utmost skill by Prince Amartey of Ghana, this figure bears one of the adinkra symbols of the Ashanti people in embossed aluminum. Ubiquitous throughout Ghana, this adinkra is called gye nyame, meaning "except for God." A powerful emblem of the creative force within us all, this fertility doll makes an inspiring addition to any home.
- 0.53 kgs
- 1.2 lbs
- 41.5 cm H x 15 cm W x 6 cm D
- 16.25" H x 6" W x 2.4" D
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this beautifully crafted decorative bowl is so much more amazing in hand than the pictures online show, as nice as the pictures are. this was a gift to myself & I dont even know what Ill use it for. I just wanted it! if you, or you know someone who loves rustic, handmade wood items then this bowl is a must. it will forever be a cherished family heirloom. a huge thank you goes out to the artist that made it.
- best used for decoration & holding non-consumables, like liquid & unwrapped food
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- This was a gift for: Myself
- Occasion: 'just because'
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