Carved Washboard

Carved Washboard

Regular price $100.00 $480.00 Sale

Dogon Tribe, Mali

25"t x 8.5"w x 1"d 

The Dogon live in some of the harshest, inhospitable landscapes in the world--and yet, possess some of the most sophisticated skills of any tribal people. They devised, for example, sophisticated means of both reading and navigating celestial bodies, long before people in the Western world. Another area of great skill and expertise in in their wood carving: ladders, sculptures, masks, and everyday objects like this washboard. The simple beauty, texture and soul of this piece fills us with tenderness–-as we imagine Dogon women by a stream cutting through their tough, arid surroundings, washing clothes with the help of this beautiful tool. 

Carved Wood