Namji dolls originate from the Namji tribe in Cameroon, and have been used as good luck charms, as amulets and have been treasured as family heirlooms.
Namji Dolls can also be used to make marriage proposals. A man gifts a doll to the girl he wants to marry and if she accepts it, it means she accepts his proposal. She then carries the doll around as a fertility doll. As soon as she has a child, she bequeaths the doll to her daughter.
The Namji doll helped prepare the young Namji woman for her role as a mother in her future life. Because of their authenticity and cultural heritage, Namji dolls are considered among the finest and most beautiful dolls in Africa.