Fertility doll "ikoku", Turkana, Kenya.
A large fertility doll dressed in traditional fashion, representing a Turkana mother who carries her child on her back, wearing an apron decorated with glass beads, further strings of glass beads worn around the neck, surmounted by a head with simplified facial features and coiffure made from animal skin.
The dolls are carved by the father and decorated by the mother. After having reached puberty, the young girls use them for practicing their later role of motherhood.
Dry wood, mat red patina, skin, glass beads, metal, fibers, min. dam., on trespa base.
Measurements: Height 48 cm - 18.9 inch.
Price: € 775,- Now: € 650,-