This book is about the Dowayo: Doll of the Dowayo Namji people in North West Cameroon near the Nigerian Border. The Namji -or Dowayo, the name refers to the people, as well as their language- is famous for their wooden dolls. They are carved from solid hardwood with a relatively tiny head as opposed to their bodies. Some are carved with geometric features and adorned with cowry shells, coins, metal strips, fiber, leather, and metal or multi-colored bead-necklaces.
A very comprehensive and richly illustrated edition.