Originating from the Namji tribe in Cameroon, Namji dolls are fertility dolls which have various purposes and multiple meanings. They are used for play and magic. They are used as toys with special significance, as charms to enhance women's childbearing ability, as sympathetic medicine to aid barren women and in sex education. The concept of fertility is highly valued in African societies as being the essence of life, thus the value of the Namji doll.
Namji dolls are also carried as good luck during a hunt.
Sculptors freely interpret the characteristics of the dolls. They are carved from solid hardwood and adorned with multi-colored bead necklaces, cowrie shells, coins, metal strips, fiber and leather.
Namji dolls are considered among the finest and most beautiful dolls of Africa.
NOTE: This item is the female Namji doll alone. Male is sold seperately
Size: 18" tall Base is 4x4 inches