Atie Mother and Child Spirit Statue | 22.5"
One of the strongest faiths of the African people is reincarnation. The word reincarnate also implies a constant cycle of life. Therefore infertility is considered a detrimental curse, as it stops the cycle of rebirth.
To ensure healthy pregnancy, birth, and life, the Atie people employ spiritual aids of mothers and children. The Atie, an Akan group inhabiting the Lagoons area on the coast straddling Ivory Coast and Ghana, believe the greatest role of a woman is to become pregnant, give birth and raise the children. Thus this figure is made to ensure the prosperity of the cycle of life.
This statue measures:
8 x 7 x 22.5" (20 x 18 x 57 cm)