Ladders such as This example were used by the Dogon People of Mali,West Africa to ascend their huts to reach their Grain-Stores atop. They are made from carefully selected branches which must have a natural 'fork' .The 'fork'stabilises the Lader against the wall, the natural grained 'fork' provides great structural integrity.

Examples are present in most of the Major museums of the World. Taken out of their original contexts,they present themselves as wonderful Sculptural Forms in the Modern/Artistic Interior.

This example Is Circa 1950 and has been extensively used.The Grain of the wood is smoothly patinated by Human Contact,yet has been etched by wind-blown sands . The surface is a cool, Green/Grey colour. A really nice object . Complete with Steel floor-plate display stand.


Dimensions      152 cm high.