Free shipping - Country list

African art > Dogon ladders, Dogon art > Dogon ladder

Dogon millet loft ladder (N° 21377)

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 the Awa society during funeral ceremonies.  

Watch the video


This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost
Warning, this item cannot be shipped using regular shipping methods.
The shipping cost will be sent to you after you place the order (and you will still have the possibility to cancel the order).
You can also contact us before to know the shipping cost.

OriginRécolté in-situ 1997
Weight18.00 Kg
Socle inclusOptional

You could also be interested by these items
Porte de grenier DogonPorte DogonPorte Dogon

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts

You have question on this item ? contact us

Previously viewed items
African art - Dogon millet loft ladder
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A, rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100