Thursday, November 7, 2013

Dogon People Dancing in Mali

Mali
En pays Dogon, les danses elles-memes ont garde leurs caracteres parfaitement originaux. 
(In Dogon country dances themselves have retained their original character perfectly.)

postmarked in 1983 with two Mali stamps

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The Dogon are an ethnic group living in the central plateau region of the country of Mali, in the West of the Continent of Africa.  They are best known for their religious traditions, their mask dances, wooden sculpture and their architecture. The past century has seen significant changes in the social organization, material culture and beliefs of the Dogon, partly because Dogon country is one of Mali's major tourist attractions. 
Mali (Republique Du Mali) stamp 1980
Butterfly Series
Hypolimnas mishippus (Danaid Eggfly, Mimic, or Diadem Butterflies) 70 F
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Mali (Republique Du Mali) stamp 1982
Masks
Cimier (Sogoninkun) Bamanan 200 F

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