Ndebele Rasta Doll


This doll is handmade by women of the Ndebele, some of the smallest tribes in South Africa. Over the years, dolls played an important role in Ndebele culture. Among the Nguni people, the Sangoma is an important specialist, a diviner who claims contact with the ancestral spirits. It is believed that she reveals the will of the spirits. The Sangoma is revered as the protector of society and her opinion and judgement are highly valued. Beadwork is one of the oldest and most elemental of the decorative arts.

  • 5 inches high & 1.75 inch diameter base