According to Akan myth, in the distant past a woman named Akua could not conceive. Akua sought first the spiritual reason for her infertility. She went to a diviner.He told her to commission a carver to create for her a wooden child and to care for that child as though it were her own. Akua did as she was told and within a few months, she conceived. Among the Akan peoples, women who had trouble becoming pregnant might utilize one of these figures in the same way Akua did, if a diviner-after ritual prophecy-ascertained that it might be helpful. A carver would then create a figure for her and she would carry it on her back, offer it symbolical food and. African art TheDan mask Zapkei handmade 758. African ART GURO mask carved in wood 720. New listing African Art Tribal African Folk Art Musician Brass Art SCULPTURE 772.
African art The GORU MASK handmade 733. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Other African Antiques". The seller is "black-continent" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.