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Dogon Scale Iron African Art

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Title Dogon Scale Iron African Art
Type of Object Tool
Country of Origin Mali
People Dogon
Materials Iron
Approximate Age Unknown
Height (in) 21
Width (in) 3.5
Depth (in) 1
Dimensions Height: 21 Inches
Width: 3.5 Inches
Depth: 1 Inch
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair Pitting and decoration loss

Additional Information: The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara and in Burkina Faso. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000. They speak the Dogon languages, which are considered to constitute an independent branch of the Niger–Congo language family.

The Dogon are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture. The past century has seen significant changes in the social organisation, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions.