Ghana Dolls Pounding Fufu

Two dolls made in Ghana, depicting a woman pounding fufu (r) and a lady carrying a parasol to protect herself from the sun (l). They both carry a baby on the 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 Dolls depicting family life
Origin Ghana
Culture Unknown
Medium Fabric, clay, wire, wood
Mark or Tag None
Made by Unknown
Size H 26 & 23 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Online 2013


Here's a postcard that matches these dolls. 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,