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African art - Dogon ladders, Dogon art:

Ladders are found throughout West Africa, but especially among the Lobi and the Dogon, hence the name "Dogon ladder", which allows access to the terraces of houses, or to the small door leading to the millet store of the granaries in the concessions (set of huts that form the habitat of the Dogon).


Dogon millet loft ladder
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This ladder allowed access to the Dogon millet granaries, earthen architecture distinguished by a conical straw roof. These granaries are equipped with a high opening closed by a shutter and allow the storage of seeds protected from rodents and insects. Dull patina, desiccation cracks and erosions.
The Dogon people are renowned in African art for the myths and beliefs related to their cosmogony. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living in the southwestern loop of the Niger in the Mopti region of Mali (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina Faso (northwest of Ouahigouya).they produce more than 80 types of masks, of which the most famous are the Kanaga, Sirigé, Satimbé, Walu. Most of them are used by the circumcised initiates of ...


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