click an image to see the large version - 12 pictures out of a total of 36 pictures of Mali - Dogon Dance
 two dancers representing gazelle
the Kanaga mask depicts a bird of prey and symbolises the first humans
the Dama is a religious ceremony ending a period of mourning
mask decorated with kauri shells
Satimbe mask
a Walu mask represents an antelope
Sirige masks, female figures on top
the Kanaga mask has become an emblem of the Dogon and Mali
all dancers are member of the Awa, a secret association
human masks depict hunters and warriors
the Kanaga (Kananga) mask depicts a bird of prey
during the Dama the souls are lead to their final resting place
all photography on this page by Willem Proos
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