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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Pure Teak Wood - Made out of one piece of wood
Height: 5.5 feet/66 inches, 167 centimeters
Length: 1 foot/12 inches, 30 centimeters
Region: Mali, West Africa
Tribe: Dogon Tribe
Approximate Age: 72 years (1950)
Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately
Item Number: S009
Collection: Wood Sculptures
Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request
Provenance Report: "Ladder"
Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged
Sourcing: Fair Trade
 Certificate of Authenticity Provided
 Custom-made ladder stand included with your purchase

The Dogon, a people of the central plateau region of Mali, are among the oldest surviving groups in Africa and are well know for their wood sculpting. The Dogon Ladder, a functional piece of sculpture, was used to access their homes which were built into the sides of sandstone cliffs. While no longer functional, the ladder retains its sculptural qualities and natural patina making it a prized piece of Dogon art. The ladder was created by carving wedges into tree trunks that fork at the top. The notches serve as footholds, while the fork at the top stabilizes the ladder. Comes complete with custom stand. 


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