Mamadou Dougnon
Woodcarver and Blacksmith, Mali

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Mamadou with Peace Corps Volunteer friend, Shawn Davis, at an artisan's fair in Bamako, Mali in 1997. This was Mamadou's first visit to Mali's capital city. It was also the first time he gained direct access to his market, preferring not to pass through middlemen. Meeting other artisans proved equally inspiring.

these pages submitted to by Shawn Davis,
Mar. 2001 -- last updated, Jun. 2004