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SALE# Fertility Fetish Carved Decorated Wood & Beads Fali Tribal African Large Phallic Statue

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In Cameroon when a young Fali man becomes betrothed he makes a doll (ham pilu) from wood and decorates it with fiber hair, beads, seeds, leather and cowrie shells. He then gives it to his fiance who wears it in a baby carrier on her back (this one may be a bit heavy for that). The doll is a symbol of their marriage commitment and represents their future child. The man gives the doll the gender that he desires for his first-born. The young woman cares for the figure until the promised child is born; at this point the couple carefully store the doll away. This is a particularly large doll and very impressive! It measures 16" tall and 5" wide including the stand. No breaks or cracks. This is one of the largest ones we have seen and is certainly a collectors piece. Notable among the most popular collectible African art objects.

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4.5 out of 5 stars
(135)
Reviewed by rhodkv
1 out of 5 stars
Nov 14, 2017
The fabric ldid not look as vibrant as the pictures it looked as if it was used.
SALE Mali African Mud Cloth Homespun Fabric, Textile, Sewing, Decor, Clothing, Original 40" X 136"

Reviewed by Christopher Daniel
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 26, 2017
Museum quality collection pieces of tribal art, going on display for educational purposes, thank you fast shipping as well......
Naga Tribal Bone Hairpins Etched, Traditional, Old, Burma

Reviewed by munchamuncha
5 out of 5 stars
Oct 18, 2017
This is great! A friend of mine suggested a clay foot cleaner and this is the one I chose. It's easy to hold, large, and works well. Shipping was very quick too.
Beauty Secret! Clay Foot Cleaner/Scrubber Used By Tribal People And Smart Women And Men!

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SALE# Fertility Fetish Carved Decorated Wood & Beads Fali Tribal African Large Phallic Statue

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Overview

  • Vintage item
  • Materials: wood, beads, fiber
  • Feedback: 135 reviews
  • Favorited by: 9 people
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