The Ashanti have become famous both for their wood carvings and their works in metal and woodcarvings. As in our case here, women are core to their divine figurines, as only female members of their society decided upon the heritage line (of course, only female members of ancient societies knew and therefore had to decide upon the lineage of descendence). Hence, women figurines are very common amongst the woodcarvings of the Ashanti. Like our figurine, dolls with disk-shaped heads re-occur and reflect the Ashanti views of beauty. Perhaps, another legend mirrors these views, or enhanced the place of these figurines when it is said that once a woman who had worn such a figurine, subsequently delivered a particularly beautiful daughter. Yet, there is also another potential use of such figurines, as they had served as a replacement for a child that had disappeared. heads.