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Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

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Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

This hand carved wooden ritual fertility figure from the Ashanti people in Ghana is one of the most recognized African art forms the world over. These carvings, called akuaba, are blessed by priests, then carried by the women in the tribe who wish to become pregnant or to ensure the health and beauty of a child

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Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

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Kenyan Kisii Stone Carved African Soapstone 16 Inch Bowl

 Kenya, Africa, who are famous for their carvings of this soapstone that they mine locally. The stone is dug from the ground by hand. It's carved with machetes, saws and knives, then sanded and polished

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