Dogon Togu Na Post, Mali
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Description of Significance:
The Dogon people live in the central region of Mali. The Togu Na is an open shelter with wood or stone pillars supporting a millet roof. The ceiling of a Togu Na is too low for a person to stand up in it. Togu Na are shaded places where men can rest and discuss village affairs. Women are traditionally not allowed into Togu Na. The pillars of the Togu Na are decorated with symbols of fecundity.
- Handcrafted for ceremonial use in Mali
- D:7’’ W:21’’ H:73’’
- Depth x Width x Height
- Indigenous wood
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Hemingway Gallery regards antique African art as the best artistic expression of aesthetic beauty and storytelling throughout the known history of art. Aside from artistic taste, African art accrues value in different ways than other genres, including use in ceremonial settings as well as age. 50 years can be regarded as old or antique when it comes to wood masks and totems. Hemingway Gallery provides both authoritative insight and context into each artifact in the collection, possessing and readily exhibiting direct, intimate knowledge of the source and pedigree. The goal is to preserve and curate one-of-a-kind artifacts of importance while creating a platform for the acquisition of spectacular unique pieces within financial reach.
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