Ladder - Dogon People, Mali (#1)
Country: Mali, West Africa
Description: The Dogon people of Mali, West Africa, are
well known for their striking wooden sculpture & innovative
architecture. The Dogon ladder was used throughout Mali from
around the late 19th century. The Dogon people created ladders
by carving wedges into tree trunks that fork at the top. The
notches served as footholds, while the fork at the top stabilized
the ladder. The Dogon used ladders to climb to their traditional
cliff dwellings & to access their raised granaries.
Included is a custom-built metal stand for display.
Ladder dimensions: 60" height
Stand dimensions: 8" length x 8" width