|Dimensions||41 × 11.1 cm|
Ghana: An ‘Akuaba’ fertility doll.
This is an Akuaba doll. I’m not going to lie my friend and I struggled with infertility at the same time and bought one for her trip. Soon after, she became pregnant.
When I heard of her positive result, I quickly ordered a copy online.
Sometimes when you want something so badly, you find yourself doing everything you can to make it happen. Even if that means ordering oddly shaped female wood carvings from the internet.
Akuaba dolls are wood carvings from Africa. For infertile women, it is a good luck charm and a symbol of hope.
I remember the day it arrived. I broke the packaging and looked directly into the doll’s eyes. She felt weightless and easy to hold while I felt so heavy and depressed inside.
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