Akua’ba (Akwaba, African Fertility Doll)

An Akua’ba is a carved figure used by the African Ashanti tribe as a talisman to promote fertility and and to protect pregnant women.

A woman who hopes to become pregnant will keep such a blessed doll on her person, and dresses and cares for it as one would a real child.

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Sandra January 16, 2019 at 10:15 pm

How can a man made carved figure promote fertility?

Aser LaAdamas January 15, 2019 at 9:49 am

I SUCCOR MY HAMITE,CULTURAL.IT INSTILLS LOVE FOR YOURSELF AND RESPECT FOR ISHI?

Mike May 15, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I’m an American who currently lives in Ghana. I’d just like to note that “Akwaaba” is Twi for “Welcome.” Seemed topical is all. Also, great site.

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