A stunning One-of-a-Kind, Beaded Namji Doll. This doll is blessed with an abundance of cowrie shells on the crown and along the neck, steel wire hoops with wood beads and a beaded bodice with loose wrapped waist beads.
Handmade by Namji artisans in Cameroon.
Size: 18”T x 4.5”W
The Namji tribe is famous for their wooden dolls carved with geometric features, adorned with cowrie shells 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.