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Blue Fertility Doll Wood and Cotton Collectible Sculpture, "Akuaba of the Ashanti II"

Ghanaian artisan Abdulai Osman Adam reinterprets tradition with an original... more

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Ghanaian artisan Abdulai Osman Adam reinterprets tradition with an original version of the legendary Akuaba, the fertility doll of the Ashanti people. According to legend, there once was a woman who couldn't conceive, so the village priest told her to craft a doll, dress it and look after it as she would a child. Soon she'd have a child of her own. Custom persists and many women prepare their own Akuaba doll, and when the child is born, Akuaba is given as the baby's first toy. Adam carves this sese wood sculpture by hand, portraying her in blue and sitting on a throne. He adorns her elaborate headdress with African wax prints in cotton.

  • 0.39 kgs
  • 0.9 lbs
  • 36.5 cm H x 11 cm W x 8 cm D
  • 14.25" H x 4.3" W x 3.1" D

  • Sese wood, cotton trim
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • Intended for display on a tabletop or other flat surface
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Made in Ghana.
  • Certified and shipped by our office in West Africa
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This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.

Abdulai Osman Adam has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $600.

This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.

Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.

This artist has dramatically improved their livelihood by working with NOVICA.

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"nice"

my favs toy! thoug was at 80$...

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"A GORGEOUS addition to my collection"

This was a gift from a client that I chose; today my Akuaba of the Ashanti ll statue finally arrived. I love it!! Its exactly as described and came beautifully packaged. It joints other items in my beloved collection of artifacts that speak to me. Abdulai Osman Adam carves from the heart. Ill be returning to purchase more from this Ghanaian artist. Thank you, sir!

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"Standout art"

Adds brightness and colors to my home. Hoping this fertility sculpture works for my daughter.

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