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Udoli / Fertility doll

Phansi Museum

Phansi Museum
Berea, South Africa

A Zulu fertility doll from Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal. Fertility dolls are small, usually anthromorphic forms fabricated by women, with the believed ceremonial use in aspects of maturation and identity of Nguni women. They were made in order to attract eligable husbands and increase fertility for young women.

Details

  • Title: Udoli / Fertility doll
  • Location Created: Msinga, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Original Source: Phansi Museum
  • Colour: White, Red, Navy Blue, Lime, Black, Pale Blue

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