Sunday, 17 January 2010

Object of Desire: Akua'ba Doll Pendant

“Among the Akan people of Ghana, the Akua’ba (fertility) figure has quite an interesting story. Legend reveals that a woman named Akua had difficulty conceiving a child. She commissioned a wooden figure called Akuaba and cared for it like a real baby. The women of the village called the figure "Akua’s child" but subsequently Akua indeed became pregnant. Since she bore a daughter, Akuaba primarily represents the female. Even today, women in Ghana who desire a child will carry an Akuaba sculptural figure to encourage conception.”

I love it…I don’t know if it’s made from real gold…but it looks fabulous. I would replace the black cord with my gold chain –and strut… $25.00

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