Ghana Doll Pounding Fufu

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.

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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.

Happy collecting,