DOGON STOOLS ARCHIVES, MALI

The Dogon stools below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For Dogon stools that are still available please go to Dogon Stools 2

Dogon
Stool 3
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 4
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 5
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 7
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 8
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 10
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 11
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 13
SOLD

 

Dogon
Stool 14
SOLD

Dogon
Stool 6
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DOGON, STOOLS, Mali

Small wooden stools serve the Dogon people for everyday use. There are two distinct types. The simple, abstract ones that we have are very old and wonderfully eroded by time, use and exposure. The more complex ones, supported by figures representing ancestors or nommo were originally symbols of authority for the priests or hogons and not used as stools. Those with a post in the middle are linked with Dogon mythology. The seat represents heaven, the base represents the earth, and the post represents a tree, linking the two. No. 14 is a ritual seat, used during initiation ceremonies.

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