Born and raised in a family of painters, Huib Blom discovered at an early age non-Western art such as the traditional arts of Africa. An unexpected turn of events brought him to Mali where he landed a job as a sales representative for a trading company. It was an excellent opportunity for combining work with travelling and experiencing other cultures and peoples. In a similar way, he spent a number of years in Nigeria and in the Sudan. Huib Blom's website is a glimpse into his lifelong interests and his book, 'Dogon Images & Traditions, is an attempt to give shape and substance to his wanderings in Dogon country.