Made by South African women this doll pair represents a #Zulu woman and baby. #Africandolls #blackdolls
#Clonette dolls originated as an ere ibeji or replacement object for Yoruba mothers, who have a high incidence of twin births that result in the death of one twin.
Made of leather, this doll represents a South African Xhosa woman. #doll #Xhosawoman
(Photographs and information are courtesy of a museum benefactor.) Name: Ikoku Fertility Dolls (Ngide) from the Turkana people of Northwestern Kenya Made by and When: Regional handicraft for the tourist trade in Kenya; date unknown Material: Unjointed carved wood figures with leather and bead work Marks: None Height: 17- and 14 inches, respectively Hair, Eyes,Continue reading “Ikoku Fertility Dolls”