African Ndebele Doll Beaded Fertility Initiation Doll RSA

$150.00

Shipping to United States: Free

This is a vintage Ndebele and Zulu Doll from South Africa. Traditionally these dolls are made by Ndebele, Zulu and other southern African women to encourage fertility and to instruct girls at time of their initiation into womanhood. Fertility is a major importance to the Ndebele people. A fertility doll is made (in secret) for the bride by the maternal grandmother and is ritually presented to her when she enters her net hut after the wedding ceremony. African dolls across the continent are created for young girls to play with and as a charm to ensure fertility in women. Their shape and costume vary according to region and custom. Frequently dolls are handed down from mother to daughter. Western dolls are popular in Africa and are often dressed with traditional garb. When the doll concept is considered in the context of African culture, they are usually not children's playthings, but rather objects that are laden with ritual and religious associations within the community. African dolls are used to teach, and entertain. They are supernatural intermediaries and they are manipulated for ritual purposes. Each of doll is unique because they are handmade and are traditionally handed down through generations.

Needs a Little Support Standing

13.5 Inches Tall
6 1/4 Inches Wide Shoulder to Shoulder
3.5 Inches Wide Body
2.5 Inches Deep

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