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Identify objects please

Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2021 11:38 am
by Deanery34
Please could someone tell me about these. Are the new/old? Where are the from and what wood would they be made from?

Re: Identify objects please

Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2021 12:41 am
by Julien
Hi Deanery34,

The two dolls are called Akua'ba and are traditionally made by the Ashanti from Ghana (and adjacent area). Your examples are made for the market (for sale to tourists etc) and the arms are almost completely missing (a bit of a fantasy item based on the real thing).

The Other item is a Yoruba (nigera) maternity figure in Fakeye style.. but a fake.