Doll from the Ashante peopleof. Traditionally, these dolls are carried on the back of women either hoping to.
Or to ensure theattractiveness of the child being carried. When not in active use, the. Manylarge scale importers sell tourist versions of these today which have beenmodified to appeal to a general audience. However, these versions do not havethe exaggerated breasts and beautiful carving found on this one which dates earlyto mid 20. It is nicely carved with glass beads.
Conditionis great with the exception of a small piece on the left facing side of thehead which went missing when I lent this to someone years ago. I have alsoshown the bottom of the piece which illustrates natural wear with use.
It has not been cleaned up so it carried original dirt.. Size 15 1/2"h x 6 1/2" wide (stretch of arms) Dated early to mid 20th century. The item "Early to Mid 20th Century Akua'ba tribal use doll with bead embellishments" is in sale since Saturday, November 10, 2018. This item is in the category "Art\Folk Art & Indigenous Art".
The seller is "psk50" and is located in Moreno Valley, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.