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Dogon ointment pot
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Dogon pots are used to store ointments, tobacco, but also serve marabouts as oracle pots.

The this is beautifully decorated with Cariatidic Nommos, central characters in history and dogon rituals. Two equestrian figures support the container while a figure sitting in a suit overcomes the lid.
Or the pot itself are carved stylized reptiles.

The Dogons are a people renowned for their cosmogony, their esotericism, their myths and legends. Their population is estimated at about 300,000 souls living southwest of the Niger Loop in mali's Mopti region (Bandiagara, Koro, Banka), near Douentza and part of northern Burkina (northwest of Ouahigouya). Villages are often perched atop scree at the hillside, according to a unique architecture. The history of migration and ...


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Eboer Diola braided basket
African art > Pot > Vannerie Senegal

French African art collection.
In Lower Casamance, the Diola ethnic group is made up of the Floup, Baïnouk, Mandjak, and Balante. They derive their livelihood from growing rice, eaten reduced to flour. The Mandjak practice weaving. The blacksmiths, from a caste of two families, also work the wood and are supposed to transmit leprosy and cure it. The artisanal life of the Diola is distinguished by the creation of jewelry, ceremonial adornments, weaving, basketry, leather and metal work. Diola in particular produce an abundant basket, baskets for different uses in many forms: this unusual basket, made of rônier fibers, is composed of two cases that fit together and have lids at each end. It appears on page 52 in the book "The Hands of the World "de 'a'0022nofollowU'0022 href-"a ...


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