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The Diola live in Senegal, in the region of Basse-Casamance. The Floup, Balante, Mandjak and Baïnouk constitute the Diola ethnic group. They live mainly from rice cultivation. The Mandjak are also skilled in weaving. The Diola are also blacksmiths. They produce basketry, customary or ritual terracotta, jewellery, ceremonial ornaments and work with leather and metal. Despite the authority of Islam, the Diola remained animists.


Diola Terracotta
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African art > Terracotta, jar, amphora, funerary urn > Diola Pottery

Symbols of fertility in the traditional and ritual African art of Senegal
Etablie in Lower Casamance, the Diola ethnic group is made up of 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. In addition to the manufacture of abundant basketry, the Diola work not only terracotta for a utilitarian but also ritual purpose, the animist cults maintain themselves despite the presence of Islam.  The steps of the manufacture of this naturalistic ...


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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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