Dogon Tribe Jewelry Box ~24.4" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA02606

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Description

Dimensions: H:24.4" W:3.1" L:5.3" Weight: 3.1 lbs.

Dogon Tribe Jewelry Box

These boxes boast intricate carvings and designs reflective of the Dogon's rich cultural heritage. Each box is a unique piece of art, often adorned with symbolic motifs and geometric patterns that hold deep spiritual meaning within the Dogon cosmology. The craftsmanship involved in creating these jewelry boxes serves as a source of pride for Dogon artisans, highlighting their mastery of traditional woodworking techniques.

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.

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