Couple with Metal Gaffes - Dogon People, Mali
Couple with Metal Gaffes - Dogon People, Mali
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Couple with Metal Gaffes - Dogon People, Mali

$795.00
The Dogon live in the remote Bandiagara cliffs.
Wooden figures such as these are owned by diviners who are said to be able to control the spirits that inhabit the bush that surrounds each village. The spirits are made visible in the sculpted forms which are placed on shrines in the deepest recess of the diviner's house. Sacrifices are made to them, in order to gain the protection of the spirits for the diviner's clients.
Hooks, or gaffes are intended to attract and secure vital spiritual forces for rain and good harvests.
It expresses the Dogon ideaology of interdependance and unity of man & woman.
The Dogon, are one of the most remarkable cultures in the world. After many centuries of cultural isolation, Dogon art remains remarkably unaffected.

Height: 11 " x or 13" on the 2 /4" square base.

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