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Liya Akuaba Wood Fertility Doll Figurine Bloomsbury Market

Victor Yao Delanyo crafts an ornate representation of Akuaba, the fertility doll of the Akan people. According to legend, there once was a woman who couldn't conceive, so the village priest told her to craft a doll, dress it and look after it as she would a child. Soon she'd have a child of her own. Custom persists and many women prepare their own Akuaba doll, and when the child is born, Akuaba is given as the baby's first toy. Delanyo carves by hand this extraordinl, and when the child is born, Akuaba is given as the baby's first toy. Delanyo carves by hand this extraordinary replica from seasoned sese wood and adorns with colorful beaded accessories and embossed brass plates. Bloomsbury Market read more