Dogon medicine cabinets are among the most sought objects of the Dogon art. These cabinets are used by the shaman of the village to store medicinal or magical herbs, roots, and spices. It stands on three legs, two at the front and one at the back and has the head of an ancestor figure at the top, facing in four directions; Each piece is authentic and uniquely carved with nommos or animal figures, identical to some of the motifs found on the Dogon doors.
The word kanju translates to “creativity born of struggle” or “making more with less.” Nothing could be truer of the exquisite pieces and talented artisans with whom kanju works across the African continent.
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