A One-of-a-Kind, Beaded Namji Doll. This wood doll features a white beaded bodice and top hat, gold neck coils and a beaded necklace.
Handmade by artisans in Kenya
Size: 15”T x 4”W
The Namji tribe is famous for their wooden dolls carved with geometric features and tiny glass seed beads. The dolls, held by young Namji girls to play and to ensure their fertility, are considered among the finest and the most beautiful dolls in Africa.
They are carved from solid hardwood. The doll would have a name, be fed, be talked to and be carried strapped to the back everywhere the child would go. The most popular place to carry ones' doll is strapped to the back the way real infants are toted around.