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Hand Carved Fertility Dolls, Ashanti

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Sculpture: Pre 1950: item # 1249886

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Hand Carved Fertility Dolls, Ashanti

Ashanti are a nation and Akan people who live predominantly in, and native to Ashanti, Asanteman, and in Ghana and Ivory Coast. They speak the Akan language and the Asante dialect, and are of Akan origin. Prior to European colonization, the Ashanti people developed a large and influential empire in West Africa. The Ashanti later developed the powerful Ashanti Confederacy or Asanteman and became the dominant presence in the region. The Asantehene is the political and spiritual head of the Asantes. This is a great set of fertility dolls carved by artists in this region. The male doll measures 17" x 5" x 4". The female measures 15.5" x 3.5" x 3.25". This set is in very good condition.

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