Wednesday, February 8, 2017

MALI ~ Dogon Country - UNESCO ~

... Wonderful African child postcard... what a lucky coincidenceヅ... my second surprise card of this amazing "rare" African country within a couple of days... this place is regarded today as the jewel of tourism in West Africa... a unique culture... the Dogon live in a mysterious world of symbols, signs, hieroglyphics, colors, and emblems...  Big Thanks Taouvik Boukari and Maick!! ➞ A Journey of Postcards ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of the country.  Today, some 300,000 Dogon live along a roughly 200-kilometer long swath of land against the Badiagara Cliffs.

They 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 organization, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions.

Dogon country was inscribed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1989.

ⒸMexichrome - Collection Djenebou


Timbuktu Manuscripts
(Issued 2015)

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