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One of the most beautiful places I've ever camped was Dogon Country in Mali. The silence, the stars, the warm sand, the mysterious Doggone caves...it was all magical
A Blacksmith in Dogon Country burns a carved wooden statue black with a hot poker. If any of the other Dogons attempt to perform these activities themselves, a shameful curse would fall upon them.
In the foreground are the distinctive Dogon buildings of the village of Irelli. And in the cliffs behind are the remains of the Tellem village that predates the Dogon one. Apparently the area was much wetter when the Tellem lived here and it's believed they used vines growing on the cliffs to get up and down.
The Male granary, with one door comapared to the four doors of a female one, contains the staple food for the family. The females are forbidden to look in it, supposedly because the wife would leave her husband if she knew he was running low on food. In the background is the sahel leading away from the Bandiagara Escarpment
The Toguna is the meeting place for village elders in Dogon villages. The roof is waist high, apparently to stop heated debates from getting too physical. This was in the village of dourou at sunset whilst we were racing to get to the next village before darkness, which we didn't manage