From the Fanti Culture of West Africa the southwestern region of Ghana is the Fanti Doll. A
doll that is believed to be able to enhance the chances of a woman becoming pregnant.
The dolls are named Akua’ba after a woman who was not able to get pregnant. As the story goes, she went to a local priest to commission him to carve her a small wooden doll.
Akua, as the woman was named, carried the doll around with her feeding it and nurturing it as if it was a live baby. Soon the people in the village began calling the doll “Akua ba” ba meaning Akua’s child because “ba” meant child.
Once a woman conceived, she would return the doll as a form of an offering. In the sad event, that the child died, the woman would keep the doll as a memorial to her deceased child.
So the ritual was born that Akua’s doll, a fertility doll could free a woman from the condition of being barren.
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