Dogon Granary Ladder

Granary Ladder
Dogon Granary Ladder

Artist: Unknown Dogon maker

Name: Granary ladder

Origin: Dogon (doe-gone) people of Mali

Made of: wood

Dimensions: 86” (218.5cm); W: 7.5 – 20” (19 – 51cm)

From: Gift of Dr. Oliver E. and Pamela F. Cobb, 2010

Accession no. 2010-02-001

On display in the PLU’s Mortvedt Library (2nd floor)


Description: A ladder carved from the trunk of a naturally forked tree, shaped like an elongated Y with eight notched steps.