Africa | Fertility doll "ikoku" from the Turkana people of Kenya | Wood, brak cloth, glass beads, metal beads and bells, coins, plant fiber | The making of dolls is traditonal. The dolls are carved by the father and decorated by the mother. After having reached puberty, the young girls use them for practising their later role of motherhood.
KONGO / Yombe: Lower Zaire Democratic Republic of the Congo Magical statue "nkondi" Wood, iron, vegetable fibers, glass pieces mirror, cosmetic red earth, kaolin, sacrificial material of a different nature. - African Art-Africart-Art-Africain African Art-Tribal-Art Masterpieces-Kongo