Wealth – Dogon Mali


Mask of a man symbolizing power and livelihood. The elongated nose is decorated with shells, representing wealth, underneath which is stretched a length of Jute cloth, representing home and livelihood. The sides of the face are covered in metal, held in place by small nails that also represent wealth. The face and sides of the head are painted white, the color of communion with tribal ancestors, and the ears are pierced with large earrings, representing strength.

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