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Dege (Black Monkey Mask)

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Dogon masks come in many forms, from those made of fibre or wood, and in the shape of animals, humans, and abstract creations. Before painting, the wooden masks are known as ajugo nüyü meaning "mask dead." Once painted, they become lajugo...


Bò Dágá (Door Lock)

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Today, the doors of the Dogon are secured with metal padlocks — save for a few still adorned with the head of a lizard or the Islamic symbol of the crescent moon. But this was not always the case. In years gone by, the doors to the thatched...


Aduno Koro (Ritual Container)

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The Dogon reside in remote villages, sheltered by rugged cliffs running along the Niger River. In this harsh and arid landscape, it is a struggle for Dogon farmers to work the land and provide food for their communities. This makes a successful...


Dolaba (Sigi Ceremonial Staff)

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The Dogon once believed that death did not exist, believing instead that immortal humans lived as serpents. However due to mankind breaking a religious restriction, people developed limited life-spans and eventually died. The...


Togu Na (Shelter Post)

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The first shelter built and found in all Dogon villages, the togu na is a sanctuary for men to gather and discuss matters pertaining to the community’s wellbeing, success and protection. Strictly forbidden to women, togu...


Albarga (Old Man Mask)

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The Dogon once believed that death did not exist, believing instead that immortal humans lived as serpents. However, due to mankind breaking a religious restriction, people developed limited life-spans and eventually died. The...