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Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

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Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Vernacular architecture
Baskets
Local number:
J 1 DGN 10 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7818
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
J 1 DGN 10.1 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7819
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for National Geographic and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Vernacular architecture
Baskets
Local number:
J 1 DGN 11 EE 72
EEPA EECL 7820
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17,1970.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
J 1 DGN 12 EE 70
EEPA EECL 7821
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women pounding millet, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Dogon women spend countless hours pounding millet, hefting their heavy wooden poles with dexterity. They remove the hulls and later crunch the kernels of grain in another bout of pounding. girls learn at an early age, practicing in small mortars." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17,1970.
Topic:
Domestic scenes
Households
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
J 1 DGN 12.0.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 7822
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 1.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10351
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10352
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.1.1 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10353
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.2 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10354
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.3 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10355
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.4 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10356
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1970
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 2.5 EE 70
EEPA EECL 10357
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide]

view Stone-edged fields, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Notes:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Along the rocky and barren plateau, Dogon farmers have created onions gardens from nothing. They haul bags of soil to the cliff and plateau from the riverbank far away to build these terraced fields. Rocks piled around the terraces trap the precious topsoil and prevent it from washing away during the rainy season's torrential downpours." [Hollyman S. and Van Beek W., 2001: Dogon, Africa's People of the Cliffs. Harry N Abrams, Inc.]. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. The most important villages are Ogol-du-Haut and Ogol-du-Bas. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Topic:
Agriculture
Local number:
M 1 DGN 3.1 EE 71
EEPA EECL 10359
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Figure

view Figure digital asset number 1
Donor Name:
Kathleen M. Lavery
Culture:
Dogon
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Mali, Africa
Accession Date:
1971-Sep-09
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
28 Nov 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
298952
USNM Number:
E413244-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Additional Online Media:

Carved Stone Figure

view Carved Stone Figure digital asset number 1
Donor Name:
Miss Janet Stone
Collector:
Miss Janet Stone
Length:
27cm
Width:
9cm
Height:
7cm
Culture:
Dogon
Object Type:
Figure
Place:
Mali, Africa
Accession Date:
1989-Jun-15
Specimen Count:
1
Record Last Modified:
28 Nov 2014
Topic:
Ethnology
Accession Number:
361235
USNM Number:
E423742-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
Additional Online Media:

Women firing clay pots, Sanga region, Mali, [slide]

view Women firing clay pots, Sanga region, Mali, [slide] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
slide : col
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1972
Notes:
Citation source: Archives staff.
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in Sanga (Sangha), a group of thirteen villages lying east of Bandiagara at the top of an escarpment. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignement for National Geographic Film and traveled to Africa from January 19, 1972 to mid April 1972.
Cite as:
Dogon women making pottery, Mali. Photograph by Eliot Elisofon, 1972. Image no. EEPA EECL 6757. Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Artists
Pottery
Women
Local number:
EEPA EECL 6757
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative]

view Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Blacksmiths, irine, and their wives, live amongst the Dogon, although their houses are always at the peripheries of a settlement. When a smith wishes to establish himself, after years of apprenticeship with his father, he requests dwelling and forge space from the village of his choice. Aside from their integral role in the Dogon economy, blacksmiths are responsible for carving ritual statues in wood, and their wives make the pots, wone, used in ancestral shrines, but do not make other pots." [Lane P., 1988: Settlement as History: A Study of Space and Time amog the Dogon of Mali, University of Cambridge]. The photograph depicts Dolo, the blacksmith and wood carver of Ogol du Haut village, and his son forging iron tools. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in the Sanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture
Artists
Tools
Baskets
Local number:
EENG-VII-16, 11
EEPA EENG 02919
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative]

view Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Blacksmiths, irine, and their wives, live amongst the Dogon, although their houses are always at the peripheries of a settlement. When a smith wishes to establish himself, after years of apprenticeship with his father, he requests dwelling and forge space from the village of his choice. Aside from their integral role in the Dogon economy, blacksmiths are responsible for carving ritual statues in wood, and their wives make the pots, wone, used in ancestral shrines, but do not make other pots." [Lane P., 1988: Settlement as History: A Study of Space and Time amog the Dogon of Mali, University of Cambridge]. The photograph depicts Dolo, the blacksmith and wood carver of Ogol du Haut village, and his son forging iron tools. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in the Sanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture
Artists
Tools
Baskets
Local number:
EENG-VII-16, 12
EEPA EENG 02920
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative]

view Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Blacksmiths, irine, and their wives, live amongst the Dogon, although their houses are always at the peripheries of a settlement. When a smith wishes to establish himself, after years of apprenticeship with his father, he requests dwelling and forge space from the village of his choice. Aside from their integral role in the Dogon economy, blacksmiths are responsible for carving ritual statues in wood, and their wives make the pots, wone, used in ancestral shrines, but do not make other pots." [Lane P., 1988: Settlement as History: A Study of Space and Time amog the Dogon of Mali, University of Cambridge]. The photograph depicts Dolo, the blacksmith and wood carver of Ogol du Haut village, and his son forging iron tools. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in the Sanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture
Artists
Tools
Baskets
Local number:
EENG-VII-16, 13
EEPA EENG 02921
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative]

view Dolo, the blacksmith, Ogol du Haut village, Mali, [negative] digital asset number 1
Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Culture:
Dogon (African people)
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Mali
Date:
1971
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"Blacksmiths, irine, and their wives, live amongst the Dogon, although their houses are always at the peripheries of a settlement. When a smith wishes to establish himself, after years of apprenticeship with his father, he requests dwelling and forge space from the village of his choice. Aside from their integral role in the Dogon economy, blacksmiths are responsible for carving ritual statues in wood, and their wives make the pots, wone, used in ancestral shrines, but do not make other pots." [Lane P., 1988: Settlement as History: A Study of Space and Time amog the Dogon of Mali, University of Cambridge]. The photograph depicts Dolo, the blacksmith and wood carver of Ogol du Haut village, and his son forging iron tools. During his trip to Mali, Elisofon visited the Dogon people in the Sanga region. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Topic:
Vernacular architecture
Artists
Tools
Baskets
Local number:
EENG-VII-16, 14
EEPA EENG 02922
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives

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