This is a Fabulous Old Handmade Fabric Beaded Doll from the Zulu Tribal People of South Africa. Beaded dolls are used for many purposes in traditional African societies and come in many varieties. They play a role in fertility and healing ceremonies. Older girls make dolls in connections with courtship customs. Beaded dolls and animals were also made for games and for young girls and boys playthings. Traditionally, dolls were not made for sale. The traditional healers use dolls to heal patients. If the patient is too sick to visit the healer, the members of her or his family will dress a doll with the patient’s belongings and carry it to the healer for healing. Whatever the healer does to the doll is expected to automatically help the patient. Dolls were also made as a decorative ornament for a car to protect from accidents. Sometimes the healer would put umuthi inside the stomach of the doll so that the umuthi could take a bad spirit away from the car owner. A beaded doll may also be hung over a woman’s bed as a lucky token if she is longing to have babies. After the birth of her baby the doll will be destroyed, and the mother will make a playing doll for the child when it is ready to play with toys. This is a wonderful peice of tribal Zulu art that would compliment your collection or home.
Shows age, but overall in good condition. One of a Kind and rare.
6 1/2" wide
3 1/2" deep
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