Vintage African art Hogon chief dogon African tribe bench tribal ethnic nomad sculpture of African warrior man very old piece of artwork

$2,500.00

Shipping to United States: $320.00

Unique vintage African dogon bench

The Dogon are an ethnic group indigenous to the central plateau region of Mali, in West Africa, south of the Niger bend, near the city of Bandiagara, and in Burkina Faso. The population numbers between 400,000 and 800,000.

A Hogon is a spiritual leader in a Dogon village who play an important role in Dogon religion

A hogon is a religious figure as well as a temporal authority; the hogon may be hereditary or may be chosen from among the village elders—custom varies from place to place. The hogon is always a man. After being chosen, a hogon must pass through several months without washing or shaving. After initiation, he wears a red cap, and a pearl bracelet. Hogon live alone and should be celibate, but a village girl may act as a maid. Nobody should touch the hogon

Measures 78" by 15" wide

This piece has some cracks due to its age.

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