African Carving: A Dogon Kanaga Mask

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African Carving: A Dogon Kanaga Mask

1974
17 mins

The Kanaga mask is used in deeply sacred rituals by the Dogon people of Mali. Carving this mask is as important a ritual as the ceremonies in which the mask is used. The carver, a blacksmith, finds the proper tree and, in a...

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Directors
Eliot Elisofon, Thomas Blakely
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