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Dogon Country - Tereli

We camped on top of the Dogon Plateau outside the village of Daga. In the morning we hiked down to the village of Tereli where the Dogon perform a mask dance for tourists. While we had the full attention of all the village children, they weren't anywhere as annoying as the ones in Songho.
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Sign for Daga Tereli off the main road along the Bandiagara Plateau
Sign for Daga Tereli off the main road along the Bandiagara Plateau
Pond formed by damming a stream, Daga
Pond formed by damming a stream, Daga
Baobabs and fields near Daga-Tereli
Baobabs and fields near Daga-Tereli
Kids running excitedly from the village as we arrive in our big red truck
Kids running excitedly from the village as we arrive in our big red truck
After Songho, we were hoping for a quiet campsite...
After Songho, we were hoping for a quiet campsite...
Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tireli is a Dogon village on the rim of the Bandiagara Escarpment
Daga-Tireli is a Dogon village on the rim of the Bandiagara Escarpment
Stone hut with what looks like millet stalks for a roof, Daga
Stone hut with what looks like millet stalks for a roof, Daga
Dogon plateau village of Daga-Tereli
Dogon plateau village of Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tereli, Dogon Country
Daga-Tereli, Dogon Country
Daga-Tireli, Dogon Country
Daga-Tireli, Dogon Country
The moon is already high in the sky
The moon is already high in the sky
The first shadows of evening cross the Dogon village of Daga-Tireli
The first shadows of evening cross the Dogon village of Daga-Tireli
Sunset, Dogon Country, Mali
Sunset, Dogon Country, Mali
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Sunset, Dogon Country
Red rocks around the village of Daga
Red rocks around the village of Daga
Last light
Last light
Last light
Last light
The end of the day
The end of the day
Early morning, Daga-Tereli, Dogon Country
Early morning, Daga-Tereli, Dogon Country
Early morning, Daga-Tereli, Dogon Country
Early morning, Daga-Tereli, Dogon Country
The morning sun illuminates the stone houses in Daga
The morning sun illuminates the stone houses in Daga
The pond at Daga-Tereli
The pond at Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tereli
Daga-Tereli
The village women are up early doing their many chores
The village women are up early doing their many chores
Fields and pond, Daga
Fields and pond, Daga
Onion fields, Daga-Tireli
Onion fields, Daga-Tireli
The Two Baobabs near Daga
The Two Baobabs near Daga
Back at the camp for breakfast
Back at the camp for breakfast
Villagers gather early hoping to be chosen as porters for our day hike to Tireli at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment
Villagers gather early hoping to be chosen as "porters" for our day hike to Tireli at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment
Jesus seul est mon sauveur
"Jesus seul est mon sauveur"
The top of the Bandiagara Escarpment, part of the Dogon Plateau
The top of the Bandiagara Escarpment, part of the Dogon Plateau
Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
The Two Baobabs make great landmarks for hiking around Daga
The Two Baobabs make great landmarks for hiking around Daga
The Two Baobabs, Daga
The Two Baobabs, Daga
Our expedition departs for the one hour hike to the Dogon village of Tereli at the base of the escarpment
Our expedition departs for the one hour hike to the Dogon village of Tereli at the base of the escarpment
The Two Baobabs
The Two Baobabs
One of the Two Baobabs
One of the Two Baobabs
Lizard
Lizard
Baobab
Baobab
Baobab, Dogon Plateau
Baobab, Dogon Plateau
Dogon Country
Dogon Country
Pause for a nature talk at the Two Baobabs
Pause for a nature talk at the Two Baobabs
Dogon Plateau
Dogon Plateau
A seemingly bottomless cleft in the escarpment, which we had to cross
A seemingly bottomless cleft in the escarpment, which we had to cross
Dogon Country
Dogon Country
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
Sandy terrain at the base of the escarpment near Tereli
Sandy terrain at the base of the escarpment near Tereli
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
Dogon Plateau
Dogon Plateau
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country, Mali
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country, Mali
Udo taking a photo from the top of the Dogon escarpment
Udo taking a photo from the top of the Dogon escarpment
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
The Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
GŁnter pointing out features to the group
GŁnter pointing out features to the group
Sand dune at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
Sand dune at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment, Dogon Country
Tino on the hike in Dogon Country
Tino on the hike in Dogon Country
Another cleft in the cliff
Another cleft in the cliff
Baobab on the top of the Dogon Plateau, Mali
Baobab on the top of the Dogon Plateau, Mali
Pays Dogon, Mali
Pays Dogon, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon Country, Mali
That is one of the most frightening bridges I have ever seen...
That is one of the most frightening bridges I have ever seen...
Trekking down the Dogon Escarpment from Daga to Tereli
Trekking down the Dogon Escarpment from Daga to Tereli
Our massive expedition follows
Our massive expedition follows
The edge of the Dogon Plateau
The edge of the Dogon Plateau
The edge of the Dogon Plateau, the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali
The edge of the Dogon Plateau, the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali
The first sight of the large Dogon village of Tereli at the base of the cliff
The first sight of the large Dogon village of Tereli at the base of the cliff
That's the square where the Dogon Mask Dance we've come to see will take place
That's the square where the Dogon Mask Dance we've come to see will take place
The Dogon Village of Tereli seen from the cliffside
The Dogon Village of Tereli seen from the cliffside
Tereli, Dogon Country
Tereli, Dogon Country
Bandiagara Escarpment
Bandiagara Escarpment
Tereli, Dogon Country
Tereli, Dogon Country
The granaries are the most distinctive feature of Dogon villages
The granaries are the most distinctive feature of Dogon villages
Tireli, Dogonland
Tireli, Dogonland
The Tellem were the cliff dwelling people who predated the Dogon by many centuries
The Tellem were the cliff dwelling people who predated the Dogon by many centuries
Bandiagara Escarpments
Bandiagara Escarpments
Cliff dwellings of the Tellem high above Tireli predate the Dogon by centuries before the Dogon
Cliff dwellings of the Tellem high above Tireli predate the Dogon by centuries before the Dogon
Tereli
Tereli
Tereli
Tereli
Dogon women with baskets on the trail
Dogon women with baskets on the trail
Ever wonder what the women carry in their baskets?
Ever wonder what the women carry in their baskets?
Dogon Country
Dogon Country
Hiking from Daga to Tireli
Hiking from Daga to Tireli
Dogon Country
Dogon Country
Red rock cliffs of the Bandiagara Escarpment above Tereli, Mali
Red rock cliffs of the Bandiagara Escarpment above Tereli, Mali
Granaries of the Dogon village of Tireli
Granaries of the Dogon village of Tireli
Granary in Tireli
Granary in Tireli
A sure sign that this is not a Muslim village
A sure sign that this is not a Muslim village
The cliff dwellings of the Tellem are used as tombs by the Dogon
The cliff dwellings of the Tellem are used as tombs by the Dogon
Dogon village of Tereli, Mali
Dogon village of Tereli, Mali
Hotel-Bar La Grande Place de Togu-na Chez Boureima a Tereli-Dama
Hotel-Bar La Grande Place de Togu-na Chez Boureima a Tereli-Dama
Village of Tereli, Dogon Country, Mali
Village of Tereli, Dogon Country, Mali
Dogon-style granaries in Tireli
Dogon-style granaries in Tireli
Village of Tereli, Dogon Country, Mali
Village of Tereli, Dogon Country, Mali
Village of Tereli, Dogon Country, Mali
Village of Tereli, Dogon Country, Mali
Toguna, the social center of the village for Dogon men
"Toguna", the social center of the village for Dogon men
Toguna, where the Dogon men hang out
Toguna, where the Dogon men hang out
Dogon village of Tereli at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment
Dogon village of Tereli at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment
Tereli, Dogon Country
Tereli, Dogon Country
Tereli, Dogon Country
Tereli, Dogon Country
Visite Chez Le Hogon
Visite Chez Le Hogon
Painting on a building in Tereli inviting tourists to visit the Hogon, the village spiritual leader
Painting on a building in Tereli inviting tourists to visit the Hogon, the village spiritual leader
Crocodile shaped water spout out of a stone building in Tereli
Crocodile shaped water spout out of a stone building in Tereli
Crocodile shaped water spouts out of a stone building in Tereli
Crocodile shaped water spouts out of a stone building in Tereli
Baobab with the cliffs above Tireli
Baobab with the cliffs above Tireli
The mudbrick mosque in Tereli
The mudbrick mosque in Tereli
Mosque of Tireli
Mosque of Tireli
Mosque of Tireli
Mosque of Tireli
Just about every Dogon village has a mosque although the Dogon tend to not be Muslim
Just about every Dogon village has a mosque although the Dogon tend to not be Muslim
Dogon women carrying baskets of millet, the staple crop of West Africa
Dogon women carrying baskets of millet, the staple crop of West Africa
Millet, the staple food crop of West Africa
Millet, the staple food crop of West Africa
The only motor vehicle we saw in the Dogon villages we visited
The only motor vehicle we saw in the Dogon villages we visited
Our first stop, the main hotel-restaurant of the Dogon village of Tereli
Our first stop, the main hotel-restaurant of the Dogon village of Tereli
Ornate carved door on the hotel/restaurant in Tireli
Ornate carved door on the hotel/restaurant in Tireli
Detail of the carved door at the hotel/restaurant, Tireli
Detail of the carved door at the hotel/restaurant, Tireli
Ornately carved Dogon door, Mali
Ornately carved Dogon door, Mali
Detail of a carved door in the shape of a crocodile
Detail of a carved door in the shape of a crocodile
Tereli
Tereli
GŁnter briefing the group on the Dogon dance that we are about to see
GŁnter briefing the group on the Dogon dance that we are about to see
View from the ceremonial ground
View from the ceremonial ground
Dogon drum, Mali
Dogon drum, Mali
Dogon drummers
Dogon drummers
Tereli puts on a short dance for tourists based on the Dogon Dama ceremony
Tereli puts on a short dance for tourists based on the Dogon Dama ceremony
Dogon chorus, Tereli
Dogon chorus, Tereli
Dogon Kanaga Mask
Dogon Kanaga Mask
Dogon Kanaga Mask
Dogon Kanaga Mask
Dogon mask dancers, Tereli, Mali
Dogon mask dancers, Tereli, Mali
Dogon mask dancers, Tereli, Mali
Dogon mask dancers, Tereli, Mali
Dogon Kanaga Mask
Dogon Kanaga Mask
Kanaga masks drive out the spirits of the dead
Kanaga masks drive out the spirits of the dead
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon animal mask dancer - oryx
Dogon animal mask dancer - oryx
Dogon animal mask dancer
Dogon animal mask dancer
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon Satimbe mask
Dogon Satimbe mask
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon animal mask dancer
Dogon animal mask dancer
Dogon animal mask dancer
Dogon animal mask dancer
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MaliNov06 2411.jpg
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Sirige mask dancers, Dogon Country
Sirige mask dancers, Dogon Country
The impressive dancers on stilts
The impressive dancers on stilts
The stilt dance looks lie a water bird...
The stilt dance looks lie a water bird...
...but the costume is said to imitate Fulani women
...but the costume is said to imitate Fulani women
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MaliNov06 2426.jpg
Dogon drummers
Dogon drummers
Dogon stilt dancers resting
Dogon stilt dancers resting
Dogon Kanaga Masks lead to clear away the spirits
Dogon Kanaga Masks lead to clear away the spirits
Dogon Kanaga Mask, Tereli
Dogon Kanaga Mask, Tereli
Dogon mask dancer with the older village men who perform the chorus
Dogon mask dancer with the older village men who perform the chorus
Dogon stilt dancers awaiting their entry
Dogon stilt dancers awaiting their entry
Dogon animal mask dancer - antelope
Dogon animal mask dancer - antelope
Dogon animal mask dancers, hyena
Dogon animal mask dancers, hyena
After the entry, each mask type dances individually
After the entry, each mask type dances individually
Dogon animal mask - rabbit
Dogon animal mask - rabbit
Mask dancer with singers
Mask dancer with singers
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MaliNov06 2451.jpg
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancers, Tereli
Dogon mask dancers, Tereli
Dogon masks dancing together, Tereli
Dogon masks dancing together, Tereli
Dogon Sirigie mask dancer
Dogon Sirigie mask dancer
Dogon animal mask dancers - antelope
Dogon animal mask dancers - antelope
Dogon Satimbe mask
Dogon Satimbe mask
The figure on top of the Dogon Satimbe mask
The figure on top of the Dogon Satimbe mask
Dogon mask dance, Tereli
Dogon mask dance, Tereli
Dogon stilt dancers - waterbird or Fulani women
Dogon stilt dancers - waterbird or Fulani women
Cowrie shells on the back of a stilt dancer's costume
Cowrie shells on the back of a stilt dancer's costume
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancers, Tireli
Dogon mask dancer after the performance
Dogon mask dancer after the performance
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MaliNov06 2474.jpg
Sirige Mask representing the link between the mortal and the spirit worlds
Sirige Mask representing the link between the mortal and the spirit worlds
Dogon dancers resting after the performance
Dogon dancers resting after the performance
The stilt dancer's costume with baobab fruit breasts
The stilt dancer's costume with baobab fruit breasts
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MaliNov06 2479.jpg
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MaliNov06 2480.jpg
Dogon animal masks - hyenas
Dogon animal masks - hyenas
Dogon animal mask - antilope
Dogon animal mask - antilope
Dogon animal mask - Rabbit
Dogon animal mask - Rabbit
Dogon mask dancers of Tereli resting after the performance
Dogon mask dancers of Tereli resting after the performance
Dogon animal mask - Hyena
Dogon animal mask - Hyena
The older men who no longer dance now sing
The older men who no longer dance now sing
The tribal elder of Tereli thanks us for coming
The tribal elder of Tereli thanks us for coming
Dogon chorus
Dogon chorus
Bandiagara Escarpment rising above the Dogon village of Tereli
Bandiagara Escarpment rising above the Dogon village of Tereli
Baobab, Tereli
Baobab, Tereli
Dogon pottery, Terely
Dogon pottery, Terely
Tereli, Dogonland
Tereli, Dogonland
Stickers of various tour operators who have passed this way
Stickers of various tour operators who have passed this way
Sandy plains at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali
Sandy plains at the base of the Bandiagara Escarpment, Mali
Sand dunes outside the Dogon village of Tereli
Sand dunes outside the Dogon village of Tereli
Dogon woodcarving for sale at the hotel
Dogon woodcarving for sale at the hotel
Dogon mask for sale, Tereli
Dogon mask for sale, Tereli
Dogon statues, Tereli
Dogon statues, Tereli
Dogon woodwork, Tereli
Dogon woodwork, Tereli
Dogon granary, Tereli
Dogon granary, Tereli
Gartenzwerg
Gartenzwerg
Granaries, Tereli
Granaries, Tereli
Granaries, Tereli
Granaries, Tereli
Granary without the thatched hat
Granary without the thatched hat
Rasta-Dogon Amagounon Cayl, 6th Class
Rasta-Dogon Amagounon Cayl, 6th Class
Another teenage Dogon boy, Abel Saye, from Tereli
Another teenage Dogon boy, Abel Saye, from Tereli
Young boy, Tereli
Young boy, Tereli
Abel Saye, Tereli
Abel Saye, Tereli
Amagounon and Abel Saye
Amagounon and Abel Saye
Amagounon and Abel Saye up a tree in Tireli
Amagounon and Abel Saye up a tree in Tireli
Hiking back up to Daga
Hiking back up to Daga
The primary guide for our Trek
The primary guide for our Trek
I gave the guide a beer, which he gave to his son
I gave the guide a beer, which he gave to his son
Hubertus and half a dozen kids returning to base camp
Hubertus and half a dozen kids returning to base camp
Josef in a good mood with the Daga-Tereli kids
Josef in a good mood with the Daga-Tereli kids
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