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Dogon Textile
Dogon Textile
Dogon Textile
Dogon Textile
Dogon Textile
Dogon Textile

Dogon Textile 54″ x 35″ – Mali – African Art

$65.00 $45.50

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This beautiful Dogon textile has colorful yarn woven designs on the front side of the fabric. The textile measures 54 inches long by 35 inches wide. Textiles may have loose seams and frayed ends. Please inspect photos carefully.

Type of Object

Textile

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Dogon

Material

100% Cotton Dyed Thread

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height

54"

Width

35"

Weight

1lb

Overall Condition

Textiles may have tears and loose seams. Inspect photos carefully.

Tribe Information

About the Dogon People

The Dogon have become popularized for their ancient tales on human origins and extraterrestrial contact. According to legend, a race of beings called Nommo, came from the star system Sirius, thousands of years ago. The beings are said to have come to Earth and provided humans with knowledge.  They gave the Dogon information about their solar system as well as our own. These same creatures also appear in Babylonian and Sumerian myths.

Oddly, the Dogon did have knowledge for centuries that were, until Galileo and his telescope, unknown to the Western world. They identified Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings and knew that the Sun was the center of our solar system. They have stories about the big bang and other astronomical events. They had awareness about an invisible companion star orbiting Sirius that was unidentified until 1970. It baffles scientists to this day that an ancient race had knowledge of solar systems that cannot be seen without the help of high-powered telescopes.

Read more about the Dogon here.

Additional Information

About African textiles

Originally used as a form of currency, woven African textiles have been very important throughout many African cultures. African textiles are often used to memorialize individuals and they often play a special role in traditional celebrations and ceremonies.

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