This Ashanti Doll has been hand carved by a master wood carver in Ghana. This doll features sketched hairlines and symbols on her crown. She holds a baby and has two small children at her feet.
She stands at 2ft tall x 8”in wide.
About:The round head of the Ashanti Doll is symbolic of the feminine womb and is believed to represent the Moon Goddess, who is associated with fertility. The high forehead is a symbol of beauty and the neck rings depict creases cause by fat, which is a symbol of health. The body is shaped like a cross similar to the Kamitic symbol Djed (backbone), which represents stability.
Traditionally, Ashanti women would wear the Doll on her back in hopes of conceiving a child. Once the Doll has fulfilled it purpose, the mother will place it in her altar to worship or pass it down to the next generation. Mothers who have used the Doll will pass it down to her daughter in preparation of motherhood.