"Djiguibambo & Dogon Country" Djiguibambo by sachara

Djiguibambo Travel Guide: 13 reviews and 18 photos

The ideal layout of the Dogon villages has the form of a human body.

The fact is that the universe is projected in the same manner on different scales - of the cosmos, the village, the house and the individual.

At the level of the village, the settlement should lie north-south, like a man on his back. The smithy and the To guna are the man's head at the north. The hands are symbolized by the menstrual round lodges. The patriarchal ginna houses are the chest and the body. The oil-crushing stones and foundation altar represent the female and male sexual parts. At the south are the communal altars as the reclining man's feet.

  • Last visit to Djiguibambo: Dec 1989
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2003
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Sep 2, 2011 at 11:23 PM

    Hello, Ali! Thanks for sharing your story about that remote place on earth!....

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 13, 2007 at 7:46 PM

    Very interesing architecture and I am a fun of mud (adobe, straw) architecture, too.

  • BluBluBlu's Profile Photo
    May 28, 2006 at 1:40 AM

    Great pages as usual! Love that door! Blu

  • Graecia's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2005 at 3:49 PM

    Your Photos have touched me and inspired me to touch the world with photos as well. You are a great inspiration. Thank you for being our eyes to the world out there.

  • Bwana_Brown's Profile Photo
    Nov 29, 2004 at 8:14 AM

    It is quite a beautiful looking little village with it's historic building style! Great photos of the decorations too.

  • SirRichard's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 2:56 AM

    Antropomorphic villages? It must be an interesting sight from a balloon! Gorgeous place and page...

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Sep 3, 2003 at 12:58 AM

    AMAZIING!!!! Everytime I look at one of your pages I just want to jump into the monitor!!! Beautifully done!!!

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2003 at 4:32 AM

    Ali, it is like being taken back to Mali again - thanks for another wonderful page!!!

  • shdw100's Profile Photo
    Jul 23, 2003 at 6:54 AM

    Amazing page! I learned something new today with the description of the village in the introduction. Thanks for sharing!

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