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Legend has it that there once lived a woman called Akua who was unable to conceive. Because Akan society is matrilineal, it is extremely important that Akan women are able to give birth, preferably female children to carry the family line. So women who are barren often find themselves ostracised in their communities. The story goes that Akua visited a fetish priest who carved her a wooden doll to carry on her back. Akua took the doll home and cared for it as she would a real baby. She was laughed at by those in her village, who referred to the doll as Akua’ba’, meaning Akua’s child. Soon Akua fell pregnant and gave birth to a girl and it is said that from then on women adopted the practice of carrying ‘akuaba’ on their backs in order to conceive.


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    Aug 13, 2018
    Bracelet is beautifully made! The colors are amazing. I absolutely love it! Quick shipping!! You will not be disappointed!! Thank You so much!! Will definitely order again!!
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  • Reviewed by Sandra Rennie
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 25, 2018
    Beautiful and fun combination of colors. Very neat. Love these beads, the packaging and the personalized note adds an extra special touch.
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  • Reviewed by Ameena
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 22, 2018
    I got a necklace made to go with the bracelets and everything is beautiful : ) I received everything quickly and I love my new jewelry!
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  • Reviewed by wongtanya1
    5 out of 5 stars
    Jul 18, 2018
    Absolutely gorgeous, well made and ingenious design.
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