The Dogon of Mali



Some 800,000 Dogon live on central plateau of Mali and Niger, and are known for their mythology, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture.  While most Dogon continue to practice traditional tribal beliefs, as significant minority are Muslims and an even smaller minority practice Christianity.


Village of Banani  and another village, 2005


House and village Hogan, spiritual leader


Egg of the World


Life of the World


Seed of Man


Cultivation of the Fields


Village Egg




Drawings from Marcel Griaule: Conversations With Ogotemmeli: An Introduction To Dogon Religious Ideas. 1st. ed. 1965


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