Mamadou Dougnon
Woodcarver and Blacksmith, Mali


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Mamadou demonstrated his technique at the Vermont Woodcarver's Convention where over 40 woodcarvers displayed and demonstrated. This was a unique opportunity for all involved to learn from each other and admire one another's work. When he arrived at the convention there was a table set up for him to demonstrate on, however Mamadou always carves in a seated position on the ground. Not to worry, we found a blanket to serve as a mat and he demonstrated his carving techniques the way he always does back in Mali!

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Mar. 2001 -- last updated, Jun. 2004