Statue Namji Wooden Doll :: (stat-cam-nam-004)

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Description

Namji people inhabit an area in the West of the north Cameroon. Their tribe is famous for their carved wooden dolls, featuring geometric motifs and decorated with; colourful bead necklaces, cowrie shells, coins, metal strips, fiber and leather. The dolls are carved from solid hardwood and are considered to be the most beautiful dolls in Africa.

Young Namji girls play with the dolls and carry them to ensure their fertility.  The dolls would be named by their owner, be fed, be spoken to and be carried- strapped to the back everywhere the child would go the way real infants are toted around. This was in effect, the young girls’ first baby and her responsibility.  This doll helped prepare the young Namji woman for her role as mother in her future life. Even though most of the dolls represent females, they sometimes appear as couples.    

Mask Information

Country of Origin…………….. Cameroon
Culture………………………… Namji
Function……………………….. Protection and Fertility
Dimensions…………………….30 x 14 x 3cm

Please note the photos are for reference only and slight variation in the doll’s features may occur.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 30 x 14 x 3 cm

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