Wooden dolls from countries all around Africa were plentiful, so the casual shopper had only to decide which style he/she liked the most. That style would invariably be the hallmark of a particular culture and country. Go to enough markets, and see enough dolls, and you'll soon be able to discern which items come from which nation.
The dolls vary in significance. One common purpose, such as the the one I purchased, is protection.
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