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1972
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EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Villages in Dogon country along the escarpment are composed in clear-cut social units. A village generally consists of several wards. Each ward includes a few clans, called gina [ginna (gin'na)], meaning literally "big house." Some special buildings mark the wards and clans. Each ward has its dancing square, tei; overlooking the tei is the major t...

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1972
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Villages in Dogon country along the escarpment are composed in clear-cut social units. A village generally consists of several wards. Each ward includes a few clans, called gina [ginna (gin'na)], meaning literally "big house." Some special buildings mark the wards and clans. Each ward has its dancing square, tei; overlooking the tei is the major t...

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1959
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Hausa, with their use of reinforced mud construction, have developed a sophisticated, almost modular, architectural technology (Moughtin). The house consists of rooms within or surrounding a courtyard or forming two or more courtyards. The complex is demarcated by a wall giving privacy and security to the family. The compound so formed contain...

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1959
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Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Hausa, with their use of reinforced mud construction, have developed a sophisticated, almost modular, architectural technology (Moughtin). The house consists of rooms within or surrounding a courtyard or forming two or more courtyards. The complex is demarcated by a wall giving privacy and security to the family. The compound so formed contain...

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Creators:
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1959
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
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Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Hausa, with their use of reinforced mud construction, have developed a sophisticated, almost modular, architectural technology (Moughtin). The house consists of rooms within or surrounding a courtyard or forming two or more courtyards. The complex is demarcated by a wall giving privacy and security to the family. The compound so formed contain...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
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1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Villages in Dogon country along the escarpment are composed in clear-cut social units. A village generally consists of several wards. Each ward includes a few clans, called gina [ginna (gin'na)], meaning literally "big house." Some special buildings mark the wards and clans. Each ward has its dancing square, tei; overlooking the tei is the major t...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Villages in Dogon country along the escarpment are composed in clear-cut social units. A village generally consists of several wards. Each ward includes a few clans, called gina [ginna (gin'na)], meaning literally "big house." Some special buildings mark the wards and clans. Each ward has its dancing square, tei; overlooking the tei is the major t...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Villages in Dogon country along the escarpment are composed in clear-cut social units. A village generally consists of several wards. Each ward includes a few clans, called gina [ginna (gin'na)], meaning literally "big house." Some special buildings mark the wards and clans. Each ward has its dancing square, tei; overlooking the tei is the major t...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
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1972
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1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Villages in Dogon country along the escarpment are composed in clear-cut social units. A village generally consists of several wards. Each ward includes a few clans, called gina [ginna (gin'na)], meaning literally "big house." Some special buildings mark the wards and clans. Each ward has its dancing square, tei; overlooking the tei is the major t...

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Elisofon, Eliot
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1972
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Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Dogon fleeing from Islamic persecution used the already existing houses which belonged to the Tellem and Andoumboulou. Once there was no longer a persistant threat to their safety the villages were moved to the foot of the rocky plateau where there were still well hidden. The position of the compound on this rocky belt between the highland are...