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South African Fertility Figures

Zulu-male-figures-(udoli)-wearing-imitsha-made-by-Hluphekile-MaMchunu-Zuma-1990.-Photo-by-Action-Photos

Zulu male figures (udoli) wearing imitsha made by Hluphekile MaMchunu Zuma 1990. Photo by Action Photos. Collection Frank Jolles.

Zulu-clay-doll-(udoli)-Photo-by-Hershel-Mair

Zulu clay doll (udoli) Photo by Hershel Mair. Collection SAM.

Zulu-male-figure-(udoli)-Photo-by-Action-Photos-Collection-Frank-Jolles

Zulu male figure (udoli) Photo by Action Photos. Collection Frank Jolles.

Tonga-child-figures.-Collection-K

Tonga child figures. Collection K. Nel KN/T/3 – 4

Zulu-woman-figures-(udoli)-made-by-Hluphekile-MaMchunu-Zuma-1989.-Photo-by-Action-Photos

Zulu woman figures (udoli) made by Hluphekile MaMchunu Zuma 1989. Photo by Action Photos. Collection Frank Jolles.

Ovakwanyama,-child-from-the-palm-fruit.-Collection-WITS-SFB-94.16

Ovakwanyama, child from the palm fruit. Collection WITS-SFB 94.16.02.

South-Sotho-clay-doll-collected-by-Revd-Ellenberger-pre-1870

South Sotho clay doll collected by Revd Ellenberger pre 1870. Collection Museum of Mankind, London.

Scans from Evocations of the Child: Fertility figures of the southern African region.

 

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4755 1 Ambo Lunda Doll

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9944a Beaded Calabash Doll, Fali, Cameroon

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9882a Beaded Doll, Kapseke, Cameroon

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9882a detail Beaded Doll, Kapseke, Cameroon

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Herefordshire folklore

I’ve been to the Museum and Art Gallery of Hereford and there was a section on local folklore. 

Curse doll and curse found in a crevice of the brickword at 21 East Street, Hereford. The curse was found within the folds of the dolls dress. It reads: 

” Mary Ann Ward. I act this spell on you from my holl heart wishing you to never rest nor eat nor sleep the rester part of your life. I hope your flesh will waste away and I hope you will never spend another another penny I ought to have. Wishing this from my whole heart. “

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Hopi Kachina Dolls

Kachina, originally uploaded by illustriousbean.

Thanks to Maria for the heads up on these dolls!

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