230711 - African Dogon bronze boat - Mali.
Mali: African Dogon Bronze boat.
Size are 14 cm long.
Ethnic group: The Dogon people live in Mali, West Africa, in the Bandiagara cliffs. They are known for their villages built high into the cliffs and their rich cultural heritage. Agriculture plays an important role in Dogon society. So many objects used in the farming process, especially containers and huts for harvesting, are richly decorated. Another pillar of Dogon society is their appreciation of wisdom and their ancestors. This is reflected in the many statues and masks.