Dogon Country, Mali Photography

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Visiting the Dogon country in Mali is taking a step back in time as is shown when visiting the "foxman", who solves people's problems using sticks and stones in an earthen square. Occurring at the end of 3 days spent walking through the Dogon villages, located at the rugged foot of the Bandiagara Escarpment, or falaise, in central Mali, it showed the importance of tradition for this group of people today. The Dogon traditionally have complex symbolism, often linked to their religio

     
Dogon mask
     
Stone monkeys
     
Dogon village
     
Dogon village
     
Dogon village
     
Dogon souvenirs


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1. Dogon mask. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali are known for their ancient traditions of which the mask dancing is one. Their masks are colourful and often fearsome.

2. Stone monkeys. Stone monkeys outside the meeting house in the Dogon village of Komikani at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in Mali.

3. Dogon man looking down on the escarpment. A Dogon man and hiking guide looking down on the Bandigara Escarpment as we climbed to the top.

4. Dogon village. This is the Dogon village of Ireli at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in southern Mali.

5. Bandigara Escarpment in Mali. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in traditional earthen villages. Theirs is a life of ancient traditions merged with Islam or Christianity. The start of a hike through Dogon country means descending the Bandigara Escarpment first.

6. Fields of onions. These fields of onions were growing near the village of Bongo, on top of the Bandigara Escarpment. We passed them near the end of our 3 day hike through the Dogon country.

7. Dogon village. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali are known for their ancient traditions of which the mask dancing is one. This is the Dogon village of Armani

8. Dogon village elder. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in traditional earthen villages. Theirs is a life of ancient traditions merged with Islam or Christianity. A Komikani village elder sits outside the meeting house in this Dogon village.

9. West African women. Traditionally dressed Dogon women seen during a 3 day hike through Dogon country at the base of the Bandigara Escarpment in Mali.

10. Dogon village. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in traditional earthen villages. Theirs is a life of ancient traditions merged with Islam or Christianity. This is the village of Ireli.

11. Dogon souvenirs. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in traditional earthen villages. Theirs is a life of ancient traditions merged with Islam or Christianity. Enterprising people they have souvenirs available for the limited number of visitors to the area.

12. Two donkeys in a mud house doorway. The Dogon people who live in southern Mali at the foot of the Bandigara Escarpment in traditional earthen villages. Theirs is a life of ancient traditions merged with Islam or Christianity. These donkeys are in the village of Banani.

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