Dogon Ladder

Tucker Robbins

The Dogon, a people of the central plateau region of Mali, are among the oldest surviving culture groups in Africa and are well known for their wood sculpting. The Dogon Ladder, a functional totem, was used to access their homes which were built into the sides of sandstone cliffs. Symbols of welcome, a prayer for rain and memories of ancestors, the ladder retains its sculptural qualities and natural patina making it a prized piece of Dogon art.

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General Style: Transitional

Essential Properties: Artisan, Handmade

Type: Statuary

Material: Wood

Dimensions: 60" H

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