////Handmade Silver Beaded Namji Doll

Handmade Silver Beaded Namji Doll

£81.00

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  • Silver Beaded Namji Doll with a touch of tan
  • Adorned with Cowrie Shells and rope
  • Measures approx. 26cm x 12cm
  • Set on a clear perspex stand measuring 8cmx8cm

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Description

Handmade Silver Beaded Namji Doll

This beautiful handmade silver  beaded Namji doll is adorned with Cowrie shells and rope measures approximately  26cm in height.

Namji people are from North Cameroon. The Namji tribe are famous for their wooden dolls carved with geometric features and adorned with multi-colored bead necklaces, cowrie shells, coins, metal strips, fiber and leather.

These Namji dolls are kept by young Namji girls to play with and ensure their future fertility. Carved from solid hardwood each doll would have a name, be fed and carried on the back wherever the child would go. This was the young girls’ first baby. This doll helped prepare the young Namji woman for her role as mother in her future life.

Nowadays these vibrant dolls are collectors items adorning tables, shelves and walls as beautiful art pieces.

It is set on a clear perspex stand measuring 8cmx8cm.

Caring for this item:  Please rather than wash the item dust it with a duster or dry cloth to ensure its longevity.

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