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Look at this magnificent Ndebele woman from South Africa. Strong in posture, gaze, poise and rock steady, power and sentient enough to watch over my front door. Bless. And she has a baby! Look under her cloak and on her back there is strapped an infant, alert I think but quiet.
Different dolls represent stages of a girls life, pre-marriage, wed, mother, initiated etc, told by the style of beading and clothes. Symbolic and powerful, more talisman than toy.
African woman doll 1
African woman doll 2
African woman doll from one side
and the other side
and then the back, no hint of a child under that cloak
And there is the baby!
from the front with her cape up you can see her arms too
medium close up
back of her head
feet and beaded apron skirt
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