I'm glad you like my dolls,they are "prettier" than most things I
collect so they're not my usual taste.However I really do love these
Thanks for all the extra information about puppets, there are some
puppets I've seen that I really would love to have, but I haven't
really seen any for sale anywhere.
My interest in this type of doll and puppet is very recent, as I said
before it was when I "discovered" a puppet in my local museum that
they had mis-identified. I love the way these dolls and puppets are
painted and I especially love the expression on the face of the first
doll of mine that I posted.
BTW Thanks again to Rand for doing a great job yet again with his web
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, Veronique Martelliere
> Hello Craig !
> I just took a look at the pictures and give your dolls ***** .
Very good acquisitions, imho.
> After browsing, I found out that they have an Anang accent (as
you know, Anang communities are closed to the Ibibio's - with same
beliefs & traditions).
> The two last dolls, at the bottom of Rand's interesting page, are
exactly the type of dolls I was refering to, that can still be found
on juju markets today.
> As to puppets, what I learnt until now is that they are Ekpe
(masculine society) or Ekon (fem society), and have moveable arms -
and some also have moveable legs and/or hinged jaw.
> Here is a picture of an Ibibio-Anang doll, from the book "Three
Rivers of Nigeria".
> I will then send a picture of an Ekong puppet...
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