The Dogon TribeThe Dogon Tribe
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map of MaliThe 250,000 Dogon settled during the fifteenth century in the south of Mali, in the bend of the Niger River on a plateau surrounded by the 200-kilometers-long Bandiagara cliffs, which overhang a plain. At first hunters, they now cultivate millet, sorghum, and wheat on the clifftops or on slopes, which they have had to convert due to the scarcity of water sources.

The population of Mali forms a cultural ensemble of close relationships and reciprocal internal influences. Similarities occur in myths between different groups: thus the theme of an original flaw redeemed by sacrifice is found among both the Bozo and the Dogon…

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Beadwork 2 items
Doors, Architecture 13 items
Masks 15 items
Other Objects & Textiles 2 items
Statues 60 items
Traditional Bronze 61 items


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