FALI RITUAL DOLLS ARCHIVES, Cameroon

 

The Fali dolls below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold Fali dolls please go to FALI DOLLS PAGE

  

 FALI
Doll 13
11" high
SOLD

 

  FALI
Doll 18
10" high
SOLD

 

 FALI
Doll 16
11" high
SOLD

 FALI
Doll 20
10" high
SOLD

 

FALI
Doll 2
8" high
SOLD

FALI
Doll 12
8.5" high
SOLD

 

 FALI
Doll 24
8" high
SOLD


  FALI
Doll 14
12" high
$500

 

FALI
Doll 3
SOLD

 

FALI
Doll 4
SOLD

 

FALI
Doll 5
SOLD


FALI
Doll 6
SOLD
 

 

FALI
Doll 8
SOLD

 

FALI
Doll 9
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

TheseFali dolls have been vetted as being authentic.

In Cameroon, when a young Fali man becomes betrothed, he makes a doll (ham pilu) from wood and decorates it with hair, beads, and other small objects. He then gives it to his fiancee, who wears it in a baby carrier on her back. The doll is a symbol of their marriage commitment and represents their future child. The man gives the doll the gender that he desires for his first-born. The young woman cares for the figure until the promised child is born; at this point, the couple carefully stores the doll away. ---From ISN'T S/HE A DOLL, PLAY AND RITUAL IN AFRICAN SCULPTURE (1996) by Elisabeth Cameron

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