Home / Accueil
About Us
Latest News
Contact Us
Exhibitions
Order Forms
Bead Museum
Fashion Show
Ceremonies
Mali Festivals
About Mali
Bamako
Segou
Djenne
Mopti
Dogon Country
Timbuktu
Video Clips
Indigo cloth
Mud Cloth
Fulani Blankets
One of Maliís most visited areas, the region known as Dogon Country is a geographically isolated area inhabited by about 450,000 Dogon people. This arid region is located near the eastern edge of Mali along an escarpment close to the Burkina Faso border. Until the end of the colonial era, the Dogon were one of the few African groups that had successfully retained their culture and traditional ways of life. Even now, despite the presence of Islam and Christianity, the Dogon people have largely held onto their animist beliefs. The Dogon have their own unique calendar, which includes a 5 day week. Their superior knowledge of astronomy is thought to have been inherited from Egyptian priests in ancient times. The Dogon are also known for the unique architecture of their villages and their fabulous art. 
Hardworking and proud of their culture, the Dogon are well known for their products. Farmers produce sweet onions and other crops through irrigation on tiny patches of land amidst the volcanic rocks and cliffs. Some of the blacksmith techniques perfected by the Dogon are still unable to be duplicated. Carved wooden sculptures, masks, and doors are highly sought after by collectors. Elaborate masked ceremonies are performed by specially trained male dancers. ... Click here for more.
Agate
Amber
Antique Beads
Bracelets
Cowrie Shells
Earrings
Fulani Styles
Pendants
Rings
Trade Beads
Tuareg Silver
Belts
Bags
Hats
Boxes
Special Items
Masks
Latest News
Bronze
Instruments
Weapons
CONTENTS © FARAFINA-TIGNE - RBC, INC, * ALL RIGHTS RESERVED