Five Fertility Dolls
Wood, pigment, glass beads, fiber
Akuaba, so named in reference to Akua, a woman who had difficulty conceiving. Legend has it that the use of such a doll resulted in the birth of a daughter - thus Akuaba or Akua's baby. These are Fanti versions of the classic disk headed Akuaba in use among the Ashanti.
The Robert V. Berg Collection
Heights: ranging from 14 to 21 ¾ inches
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