Handcrafted Wooden Dogon sculpture Ladder , Mali, 1920.

Sculpture made with a carved 7-step ladder from Dogon, on a metal base.

The Dogon are a tribal ethnic group from Mali. These Dogon made these traditional and utilitarian stairs to access the upper parts of the barns, roofs and to cross the cliffs in the area or climb the treetops. Simple and practical in design, the Dogon stairs are made of one- piece of wood that is carved by hand. An important feature is the "Y" shape at the top, which flattens slightly at the top for greater proportional stability and also to be able to support itself on uneven surfaces of logs and rocks.

Origin: Mali

Period: 1920

Dimensions: 34x 10x 170 (h) cm

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