Dogon Toguna Post

Dogon Toguna Post

Regular price $800.00 $3,200.00 Sale

Dogon, Mali
Late 1800s 

70"L x 16"W x 4.5"D

In Mali, the Dogon hold meetings in low roofed, open-air huts called Togunas.  The theory is that everyone has to crouch to enter, creating a sense of equality and humility.  If there is a dispute, no one can jump up and storm out.  The supporting posts for these important meeting spaces were decoratively carved.  

On this incredible Toguna post, you can see that a crossbeam would have rested in the center.  The male figure may represent a specific ancestor in high standing.  A true collector's piece!

- This item comes with a base for display -