Brass Fertility symbol from the Bamoun tribe: The
sculpture above is to insure the fertility and vitality of human beings.
Young women often pray to these types of images so that they may be
blessed with healthy babies.
African tradition women are seen as the "Mother" of humankind
from whom all people originate. The woman a creation of God becomes the
instrument of human life. Women
play important roles in personal rituals of status transformation
associated with birth and puberty. At childbirth, women
express gratitude to God with prayers and sacrifices.