Tabwa Mpunda Doll
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Tabwa Mpunda Doll

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Part Number:5598
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ITEM #:
5598
ETHNIC GROUP:
Tabwa
REGION OF ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic fo Congo
MATERIAL:
Wood.
SIZE:
7.5" (19.1 cm) Tall
CONDITION:
Good.



PROVENANCE:
Private USA Estate Collection



CATALOGUE NOTE:
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.