The Vintage Blog — wood carvings

Vintage Ashanti Female Fertility Figure (Akuaba)

Posted by Wayne & Linda Henrich on

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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The Vintage Blog

Posted by Wayne & Linda Henrich on

This tastevin or wine tasting cup was made by the famous Paris silversmiths Cailar, Bayard & Cie, which was founded by Noel Cailar and Pierre Bayard in 1848. In 1934 the firm went into liquidation and was absorbed by the premier French firm Christofle. Christofle liked this design for a tastevin very much and continued to produce it through the 1930’s. Read More...

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