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Dogon Lily Gris

Dogon Lily Gris

It’s a long road from Bamako entering Dogon Country surrounded by cliffs on one side and barren stretches of land on the other...

Regular price $195.00
  • THE STORY

    I look up and up, marveling at the cliffs rising up into view.

    The scent of earth is faint as the dust and sand are kicked up by the breeze, creating a deep craving for water to quench my thirst.

    My eyes travel downward a little more and dotting those rugged cliffs are old dwellings carved into the cliffsides, now used as storage granaries.

    And my eyes continue their downward trek to see the village before me. I process the sound of children’s feet scampering on the mud and pause in my ruminations. They run up with a friendly hello asking for sweet bonbons. They playfully pose for my camera. Goats meander freely occasionally letting out quiet bleats.

    It’s a place of beautiful layers that is a glimpse of the past and the present. Each step taken into the village is a wonderful discovery of the workmanship of the Dogon people. Art is everywhere, from the carved doors and ladders to the tools lying around.

  • THE PROCESS
    The completed Dogon Lily painting in earthy hues.
    Adding finishing touches to the Dogon Lily painting.
  • THE DETAILS
    Dogon Lily Gris
    Dogon Lily Gris

    Dogon Lily Gris

    The pointed thatched roofs of the storage granaries and homes built into the cliffs of Dogon Country inspired the artwork for the Dogon Lily design.

    Set against a charcoal grey background, the Lily Gris print incorporates lighter greys, browns, and purple shades drawn from the natural tones of local New England flora.

    35" x 78"

    93% modal, 7% cashmere

    Made in Italy

    Dry clean

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