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Dogon of Mali


Dogon women fetching water in earthenware jars. Each jar holds about 25 litres. The women wear indigo dyed clothing. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon mother gives her baby water from a gourd, outside her home. If a man has two wives he builds a house for each of them. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon Elder, Amono, aged about 90 sits in the doorway of his mud house wearing a blanket. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon village of Sangha with homes and thatched granaries. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon woman gets rid of chaff from millet by tipping the grains from one bowl to another, when there is enough breeze to blow away the chaff. Tirelli, Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon woman carries bowls made from gourds in a net past mud houses. Sanga, Mali. Africa. 1981
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Dogon woman, Yassima, irrigates her onion crop early each morning with water from the nearby well. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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A boy watching over his goats near the Bandiagara Escarpment. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon baby spends many hours a day in contact with his mother's back. Tirelli, Mali, West Africa. 1981
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View of the Sahel from the Bandiagara Escarpment. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon woman wearing silver rings in her ears and one in her nose. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon Boy runs beside a hoop he has made for himself. Tirelli, Mali. West Africa. 1981
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The Dogon village of Tirelli with flat roofed mud houses and thatched granaries. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Baruweja, a Dogon woman grinds millet to make into beer, while her baby sleeps on her back. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon woman entering her house through the roof. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon women collect their pots from the furnace after firing. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon woman making a clay pot. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon women carry firewood home in baskets on their heads. Their garments are dyed with indigo. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Masked dancers in Dogon village of Sanga. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon Masked Dancers in action. Tirelli. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon Masked Dancer on stilts. Sanga, Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon masked dancer on stilts with thatched granaries in background. Tirelli, Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Ceremonial mask worn by Dogon dancer. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Brightly dressed women sell their wares on market day in a Dogon village. Tirelli. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon men sitting in the shade of the men's house, or Toguna. They wear indigo dyed clothing. Tirelli. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon elder using fox divination for answering questions, which are set in a grid on the ground. The sand fox is believed to be the earthly intermediary and to communicate directly with the supreme Dogon god Ama. Here, he is setting the questions. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon elder tells the future with Cowrie shells. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon woman washes her baby. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon elder, holding a gourd of snuff in one hand, discusses village affairs at a market beerstall. Mali. West Africa. 1981
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Dogon youth playing a drum. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon woman preparing millet with her child on her back. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Apono, a Dogon boy, playing a wooden flute. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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A Dogon woman fills her clay pot with muddy water from a shallow well. Tirelli, Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Baruweja, a Dogon woman, with her baby on her back, grinds millet to make into beer. Mali, West Africa. 1981
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Dogon villagers breaking up the soil before planting a crop of millet in the village of Tireli. Mali, W.Africa. 1981
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A Dogon woman, wearing Indigo dyed clothing, works with her sleeping baby on her back. She is making Millet beer.  Mali, West Africa. 1981
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