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African Artistry in Clay: Women Potters of the Folona, Mali

It is mid-day. I am positioned with my tripod and camera on a hillock near the edge of the village looking back toward the houses. One by one, women emerge from between mud walls and thatched roofs carrying baskets loaded high with small cooking pots or balancing large storage vessels on heads with strong necks and straight backs. Adolescent girls help their mothers with the larger pots, younger children carry pots that are greater than their small Read More…

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