Great Akan maternity figure - Ghana

Great Akan maternity figure - Ghana

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Great Akan maternity figure - Ghana

According to Akan myth, in the distant past, a woman named Akua could not conceive. Akua sought first the spiritual reason for her infertility. She went to a diviner. He told her to commission a carver to create for her a wooden child and to care for that child as though it were her own. Akua did as she was told and within a few months, she conceived.