TabwaREGION OF ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic fo CongoMATERIAL:
7.5" (19.1 cm) TallCONDITION:
Private USA Estate Collection
Among the Akan people, childbearing is an important responsibility of women, who are considered to have not fulfilled their purpose on earth unless they have had children and in as much as the Akan are a matrilineal society girl babies are preferred.
Tabwa Mpundu dolls are associated with fertility rituals. As in this case, they are usually half-torso wooden dolls carved with a zoomorphic upper body on a long finial base.