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Dolls
Artisan Crafted Gifts and Decor From Around the World

These Dolls are available from Novica who in association with National Geographic bring a whole range of handcrafted items from small scale crafts workshops, often run by a single craft worker in the developing world.

Prices correct at time of writing - subject to change


'Akuaba Dolls Playing the Talking Drum' (Ghana)
$392.99

Three Akuaba dolls stand as emblems of Ashanti beliefs and traditions. According to legend, a woman named Akua (because she was born on a Wednesday) had been unable to conceive. An elder told her to make a doll and care for it as she would a child. S more...


'Favela Girl and Her Little Doll, Marissa' (2005) (Brazil)
$899.99

Alone with her doll, she sits outside her favela home. Ezequias depicts a young Brazilian girl with her toy, named "Little Marissa." Houses stretch toward the blue mountains beneath an azure sky, yet the child dominates this sensitive portrait. She i more...


'Shapes of Dolls' (Ghana)
$522.99

Bright Dankyi Mensah honors millenary traditions with a painting rich in symbolic meaning. Painting with acrylics, he creates a patchwork background revealing Akuaba fertility dolls. According to Ashanti customs, the doll can be given as a wedding gi more...


African mask, 'Kran Fertility Doll' (Ghana)
$169.99

A fertility doll dressed in beads crowns this mask by Salihu Ibrahim, lending it powerful magic. Carved by hand from sese wood, it represents the Kran people of the Ivory Coast. Such masks give couples the hope of becoming fertile and having children more...


Baby Doll Pink Druzy Agate Sterling Silver Pendant
Now $54.53 - retail $72.71

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Agate, 36.50 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewelry. B more...


Baby Doll Pink Druzy Agate Sterling Silver Pendant
Now $68.75 - retail $91.67

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Druzy, 23.00 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewelry. B more...


Baby Doll Pink Druzy Agate Sterling Silver Pendant
Now $74.17 - retail $98.89

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Agate, 50.00 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewelry. B more...


Baby Doll Pink Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant
Now $47.03 - retail $62.7

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Pink Topaz, 21.60 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewel more...


Baby Doll Pink Topaz Sterling Silver Pendant
Now $83.2 - retail $110.93

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Pink Topaz, 32.50 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewel more...


Baby Doll Red Druzy Agate Sterling Silver Pendant
$60.25

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Agate, 20.00 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewelry. B more...


Baby Doll Red Druzy Agate Sterling Silver Pendant
$67.27

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Agate, 35.00 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewelry. B more...


Baby Doll Red Jasper Sterling Silver Pendant
$46.25

Handmade Artisan Sterling Silver 925 Pendant with unique one of a kind Red Jasper, 16.50 grams of marvelous handcrafted jewelry design. Only one piece availble ready to ship! It's unique worldwide pendant - simply piece of art in world of fine jewel more...


Batik wall hanging, 'Fertility Doll' (Ghana)
$69.99

"The fertility doll is believed to possess the powers of the goddess of children," says K. Baka as he introduces this batik all hanging. Tradition dictates that a woman who cannot conceive should sleep with this doll by her side, and eventually she w more...


Batik wall hanging, 'Fertility Doll' (Ghana)
Now $55.99 - retail $69.99

"The fertility doll is believed to possess the powers of the goddess of children," says K. Baka as he introduces this batik all hanging. Tradition dictates that a woman who cannot conceive should sleep with this doll by her side, and eventually she w more...


Ceramic sculpture, 'Ashanti Fertility Doll' (Ghana)
$54.99

The customs and beliefs of the Ashanti people inspire Azariah Norteye to create this version of the famed Akwaaba fertility doll. He sculpts her image of ceramic, adorning her voluptuous body with necklaces and earrings. Symbolizing beauty and wisd more...


Cotton and ceramic display dolls, 'Northern Charm' (pair) (Thailand)
Now $30.36 - retail $37.95

Young and beautiful, a couple in ethnic dress represents the charm of Northern Thailand. The handsome man boasts red pants favored by the hill tribes, while his jacket is sewn from central Thai textiles. He wraps his head in the style of Myanmar. Shy more...


Pinewood and cotton display doll, 'Coban' (Guatemala)
$79.99

By Iliana Hernandez, this delightful display doll is clad in the traditional attire of Cobán. She wears the ornate huipil blouse, long skirt and a straw hat of her town; her earrings are one-centavo coins. The elaborate embroidery and handwoven patt more...


Pinewood and cotton display doll, 'San Juan Sacatepequez' (Guatemala)
$82.99

By Iliana Hernandez, this delightful display doll is clad in the traditional attire of San Juan Sacatepéquez. The elaborate embroidery and handwoven patterns are painted by hand to faithfully represent Guatemala's textile tradition. This doll wears more...


Pinewood and cotton display doll, 'Todos Santos Cuchumatan' (Guatemala)
$79.99

By Iliana Hernandez, this delightful display doll is clad in the traditional attire of Todos Santos Cuchumatán. The elaborate embroidery and handwoven patterns are painted by hand to faithfully represent Guatemala's textile tradition. This doll wear more...


Wood fertility doll, 'A Special Woman' (Ghana)
$35.49

Sculpted from sese wood and adorned with intricate tribal motifs, this lovely doll is named Medimu. In Ghana's Akan language, the word means "I am special." Daniel Nyadedzor presents an image given to a woman by her husband or parents during festival more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Akuaba' (Ghana)
$49.99

Victor Yao Delanyo crafts an ornate representation of Akuaba, the fertility doll of the Akan people. According to legend, there once was a woman who couldn't conceive, so the village priest told her to craft a doll, dress it and look after it as she more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Ashanti Figure' (Ghana)
$69.99

Hand-carved of African sese wood, her stylized contours are graceful and feminine. Beads adorn the body of this beautiful fertility doll by Emmanuel Opoku Asante, and she wears a red loincloth. Believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby, more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Ashanti Mother' (Ghana)
$59.99

The Ashanti women of Ghana regard this doll as a fertility talisman. They take her along with them everywhere, for the doll is believed to foster conception, preferably a daughter. Winfred Korley celebrates West African beliefs and customs with a han more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Ashanti Mother' (Ghana)
$74.99

Beautifully feminine, an akuaba fertility doll symbolizes the force of tradition. In Ghana, such figures are believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Abdulai Osman Adam carves the lovely doll that also represents beauty and wisdom and more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Baule Mother' (Ghana)
$55.99

The Baule women of Ghana regard this doll as a fertility talisman. They take her along with them everywhere, for the doll is believed to foster conception. Winfred Korley celebrates West African beliefs and customs with a hand carved sese wood doll d more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Beauty' (Ghana)
$49.99

Carved with sublime delicacy, this sese wood doll is the personification of ahonfe, the Akan term for "beauty." Abdul Karim Star details her facial features with care; her poise is admirable. Star embellishes the doll with brass plates carefully embo more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Beloved Child' (Ghana)
$57.99

Her bearing is regal, and intricate textures adorn the long dress that covers her slender body. Working in sese wood with brass details, Daniel Nyadedzor sculpts a lovely fertility doll he names Medo Ba Akuaba, "Beloved Fertility Doll" in the Akan la more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Brave Fuase Mothers' (Ghana)
$69.99

"Legend tells how a fertility doll was stolen from a shrine in Fuase and taken to a distant land. The children of Fuase were dying and the people consulted a fetish priest who explained the gods were angry about the theft. The women undertook the jou more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Comforter' (Ghana)
$39.99

Beautifully feminine, an akuaba fertility doll symbolizes the force of tradition. In Ghana, such figures are believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Nana Frimpong carves the lovely doll that also represents beauty and wisdom. more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Compassion' (Ghana)
$58.99

Beautifully feminine, an akuaba (fertility doll) wears a necklace of colorful beads. In Ghana, such figures are believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Nana Frimpong carves the beautiful doll he names Ayemye – compassion in the lan more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Ewe Promise' (Ghana)
$69.99

Kwame Frimpong replicates the art of the Ewe people from Ghana as he sculpts this doll from sese wood. Holding a protective hand over her belly, this fertility doll is usually put under a couple's mattress to ensure conception. more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Ewe Twins' (Ghana)
$84.99

Hand-carved of African sese wood, a boy and girl represent brother and sister. Beads adorn the bodies of these intriguing fertility dolls by Emmanuel Opoku Asante. Believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive twins, this sculpture is representati more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Fanti Woman' (Ghana)
$69.99

Hand-carved of African sese wood, her stylized contours are graceful and feminine. Beads adorn the body of this beautiful fertility doll by Emmanuel Opoku Asante, and she wears a red loincloth. Believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby, more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Flowers and Hearts' (Ghana)
$109.99

Legendary traditions inspire Robert Nortey's carved art as he presents this sese wood fertility doll. Nortey stylizes the doll with Kotobraba artistry featuring an elongated body with arms wide open. The face features flowers and hearts. The women of more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Future Child' (Ghana)
$227.99

Short limbs and a large head establish this child as a toddler. Elegant handloomed kente cloth and beads clothe the figure, carved by Salihu Ibrahim. It represents a kirdi doll, traditionally kept by women of the Dawayo tribe in Cameroon. Serving as more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Girl Friday' (Ghana)
$49.99

Hand-carved of African sese wood, her stylized contours are graceful and feminine. Beads adorn the slender body of this beautiful fertility doll, believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Juliana Akandas names her design Afia, a name g more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Helper' (Ghana)
$69.99

Abstract line is gracefully feminine, the elongated contours sculpted from sese wood. Brass and copper repoussé embellish the smooth body, while colorful beads are set into the wood. Juliana Akandas designs a beautiful fertility doll. Believed to as more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Helper' (Ghana)
Now $55.99 - retail $69.99

Abstract line is gracefully feminine, the elongated contours sculpted from sese wood. Brass and copper repoussé embellish the smooth body, while colorful beads are set into the wood. Juliana Akandas designs a beautiful fertility doll. Believed to as more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Kirdi with Padlock' (Ghana)
$229.99

Accessorized with colorful beads and a padlock down her midriff, this doll is regarded as a powerful fertility fetish. Salihu Ibrahim carves the doll by hand of sese wood, detailing Dawayo stylizations as found in an ancient tribal palace. Known as K more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Kirdi' (Ghana)
$89.99

Believed to bring forth conception, this Kirdi fertility doll is embellished with the stylizations of the Dawayo tribe. Salihu Ibrahim, who astutely replicates the art of the Dawayo as found in their tribal palaces, carves the doll from sese wood. De more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Mother of Twins' (Ghana)
$69.99

Standing with open arms, this doll symbolizes fertility according to the Ashanti people of Ghana. Her face is beautiful and expressive, and she serves as a proud emblem of tradition. Winfred Korley carves this statuette by hand of sese wood with extr more...


Wood fertility doll, 'My Twins' (Ghana)
$59.99

Tall and slender, the abstract image of a woman is surrounded by children who tug at her skirt and clamor for her attention. Juliana Akandas carves a beautiful fertility doll with an antique finish. She names this design Ntaafoa, which means "Twins." more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Precious Child' (Ghana)
$49.99

Colorful beads cover her face and her eyes take the shape of cowry shells, used as currency. By Rita Addo Zakour, this sculpture depicts an Ashanti fertility doll. In West African society, women place great importance on childbearing and a married wo more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Teenager' (Ghana)
$37.99

With budding breasts and gently curving hips, this young lady is poised on the threshold of adulthood. Daniel Nyadedzor sculpts a beautiful fertility doll, gifted by Ghanaian parents to daughters at puberty. Tradition dictates that a woman who cannot more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Twin Children' (Ghana)
$79.99

Tall and graceful, this woman embraces her beautiful twin girls. Winfred Korley carves a fertility doll with beaded jewelry and a kente cloth breech clout. Among the Akan people, such dolls are presented to women who have given birth to twins, highly more...


Wood fertility doll, 'Two in One' (Ghana)
$49.99

Looking downward with thoughtful eyes, a smooth face with wide forehead stands on a long, graceful neck. Perched above, a doll-like woman extends her arms. Abdul Karim Star sculpts a fertility doll from sese wood, burnished to a sheen with mansion po more...


Wood fertility dolls, 'Queen Mother' (pair) (Ghana)
$79.99

Asantewaa, the name of this pair of dolls, was a brave queen mother of the Ashanti people of Ghana. She was renowned for her ability to lead men into war, and since that time, many women who bear this name manifest a representative level of valor and more...


Wood fertility dolls, 'Twins' (pair) (Ghana)
$39.99

Subtle color distinguishes these beautiful fertility dolls. Nana Frimpong depicts a pair of twins. In Ghana, such figures are believed to assist a woman who wants to conceive a baby. Frimpong names the pair Panin (elder twin) and Kakra (younger twin) more...


Wood sculpture, 'Fante Fertility Doll I' (Ghana)
$59.99

Winfred Korley finds inspiration in the customs and beliefs of Ghana's Fante people for the design of this antiqued fertility doll. Expertly carved by hand from sese wood, the sculpture features white beaded earrings and necklace. "The fetish priest more...


Wood sculpture, 'Fante Fertility Doll II' (Ghana)
$59.99

Winfred Korley finds inspiration in the customs and beliefs of Ghana's Fante people for the design of this antiqued fertility doll. Expertly carved by hand from sese wood, the sculpture is adorned with beaded earrings and necklace. "The fetish priest more...


Wood walking stick, 'Fertility Doll' (Ghana)
$79.99

A beautiful girl with a nubile body and a child-size head tops this walking stick. The figure represents a West African fertility doll. Childless women hold great faith in their powers and often carry a doll with them until they become pregnant. Skil more...

 

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