Doll made in Ghana depicting a woman pounding fufu while carrying a baby on her back. Fufu is a dish made of starchy food crops like cassava, being cooked first and then pounded into a dough. Fufu is served alongside spicy soup or sauce.
Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!
Object Doll depicting family life Origin Ghana Culture Unknown Medium Paper mache, fabric, plastic beads, wood Mark or Tag None Made by Unknown Size H 23 cm Dated Not dated Acquired Fleamarket end 1990’s
Here’s a postcard that matches this doll. It shows how the people living in Ghana are dressed in their traditional costume.
Text on the back of the postcard: ‘Chieftancy pageantry – Ghana’. Stamp removed, postmark unclear. No visible date.