The power of this piece is unmistakable; the
figure represents a pregnant woman. She stands
erect, hands resting on her h1ps and across her
stomach that draws attention to the figure's
swollen abdomen. Her lines and colors are
simple, yet striking. Her face is alert, but, from
the two tiny holes in her arms, perhaps we can
say she looks vigilant. She once might have been
hung at a special altar to the fertility god or
maybe she was placed in the home of a pregnant
woman to ward off evil spirits. It is obvious she is
a lucky charm for the women of her village.
There is no doubt that she could still perform
her magic today, if called upon.