of Fertility Dolls
Late 19th/Early 20th Century
These fine Ewe dolls show a great history of care and use. The female
figure has a deep patina and wonderful ritual shavings from traditional
practice; while the male example has an extremely worn surface with facial
features that are almost totally obliterated from extreme handling. While
there are missing limbs to these dolls; this is not ‘damage’
in the conventional sense. Some of the limbs have been purposefully removed.
It is important to note that dolls with broken arms or legs were considered
by the Ewe as more powerful.
Female stands 9 Inches tall and the Male stands 8.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN1008