Namji Dolls

Namji Dolls

Our Namji dolls are made by the Namji tribe in Cameroon. The Namji live west of North Cameroon. Their dolls were valued as good luck charms in ritual practices, as amulets and family heirlooms.

Namji dolls impress with their interesting story. They should help the young Namji women to prepare for their role as mothers. When owned by older women, they were said to promote fertility.

Namji dolls are adorned with strings of glass beads, cowrie shells, metal strips and fibers and stand on a wooden base. They are carved from solid pine hardwood and individually handcrafted, making each a unique piece of art.

Because of their authenticity and their cultural heritage, the Namji dolls are among the most beautiful and valuable dolls in Africa.

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