Dogon Paintings In Indelou Village

In several of the villages in Dogon Country, you can find paintings done in a similar style as this one. Found in the remnants of the cliff dwellings of the Bandiagara Escarpment, after seeing some Dogon costumes in a re-creation of a traditional dance, I have to say that some of these drawings look pretty spot on.

In some areas, paintings are done around ritualistic circumcisions. I don't think that's what these paintings are about, and I should certainly hope that's not the case given the fact that these guys look like they're holding rather large knives in their hands. There's something special about gaining a small insight into the lives of a people that few would ever know about nor take the time to learn about.

Traditional paintings in one of the villages comprising the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Bandiagara Escarpment.