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Additional Information::Â A superb Fali doll with wonderful variety of beads. Â Â ‘In Cameroon, when a young Fali man becomes betrothed, he makes a doll(ham pilu) from wood and decorates it with hair, beads, and other small objects. He then gives it to his fiance, who wears it in a baby carrier on her back. The doll is a symbol of their marriage commitment and represents their future child. The man gives the doll the gender that he desires for his first-born. The young woman cares for the figure until the promised child is born; at this point, the couple carefully stores the doll away. ‘Fali doll- A good example of this rare doll can be seen on the cover of ‘ISN’T S/HE A DOLL,PLAY AND RITUAL IN AFRICAN SCULPTURE,’ put out by UCLA’s Fowler Museum of Cultural History.