Carved wooden doll, Guinea-Bisau, Africa, c 1880-1925.

Schneebeli, Heini

 
Carved wooden doll, Guinea-Bisau, Africa, c 1880-1925.
4 0 c m
 
32cm
actual image size: 24cm x 32cm

Description

This doll is a highly stylized female figure from the Bisagos Islands, . The doll, which has a column shaped body and real hair, would e carried on the back of a girl to show that she was ready for marriage. Height: 540mm.

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10305803

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