Dogon Tribe Wooden Stool ~70.1" Tall
Dogon Tribe Wooden Stool ~70.1" Tall
Dogon Tribe Wooden Stool ~70.1" Tall
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Dogon Tribe Wooden Stool ~70.1" Tall

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Dimensions: H:70.1" W:9.1" L:6.7" Weight: 2.9 lbs.

Dogon Plank Stool with Zoomorphic Head from Mali - This wooden plank stool is carved by the Dogon people of Mali. These stools were treasured mementos passed down from generation to generation, and they were utilized as a symbol of authority.

About the Tribe

Dogon are an ethnic group from Mali's central plateau region that extends into Burkina Faso. They arrived in the area around the 14th century CE. The majority of them live in the rocky hills, mountains, and plateaus of the Bandiagara Escarpment. The Dogon people are shrouded in mystery due to their knowledge of astronomy that pre-dates modern technology by thousands of years. They have known information about the stars before telescopes were invented. According to them, the Sirius A, which is the brightest star in Earth’s night sky, had a much dimmer companion: Sirius B, which has a fifty-year elliptical orbit around the bright Sirius A and is extremely dense. The Dogon claim that their knowledge of astronomy involves contact with extraterrestrial life dating back to around 3,200 BC.