This Yoruba doll has both been vetted as authentic, with age and evidence of use such as the present one, as ‘babies’ in mother-child role plays. The present ‘Omolangidi doll’ made of dark brown, hard wood is especially beautiful and carefully manufactured. The head displays the central, high crested coiffure characteristic of the Abeokuta style, dyed with ‘bluing’. The face features the slightly protruding Yoruba eyes, the typical tribal decorative scarification marks on the forehead and on both cheeks, as well as an open mouth with two rows of teeth (with old traces revealing that the ‘baby’ was ‘fed’ by its owners!).
Size: 62cm Height, 15cm wide