Beaded Fertility Doll
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Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
01/12/2022, 16:55:35

I don't collect a lot of beadwork, but this akua'ba, or fertility doll, popped up on the internet for a very attractive price so I grabbed it. Made by the Fanti in southern Ghana, or so it says on Wikipedia.

I have two others, one with just a dusting of seed beads, so this one is a really fine example both for the excellent condition of the piece and the beautiful, elaborate beadwork.

The seller was in Australia, so this doll has now traveled about 3/4 of the way around the globe, if not more!

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