Africa is a place full of tales, legends, and symbolic meanings. These
fertility dolls from the Ashanti people of Ghana are just one of many
objects with deep-rooted symbolism and tradition. Women in Ghana would
wear a fertility doll on their back in an effort to conceive, or ensure
the child she was carrying would be born healthy. In some villages,
after giving birth the mother would pass down the doll to her daughter.
The round head of these dolls represent the feminine womb and the body
of the doll is shaped like a cross.
In western culture, the
Ghana fertility dolls have come to represent good luck and health, and
are a beautiful handcrafted piece of African tradition.These dolls are
hand carved from wood and painted.