Mud Masons of Mali - Replastering Grand Mosque

Photo: Trevor Marchand
August 28, 2013
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Masons replastering Grand Mosque
Photo: Trevor Marchand

Mud masons in Djenné, Mali scale a wall on ladders and palm-wood beams annually to re-clay the Grand Mosque. The "Mud Masons of Mali" is a temporary exhibition on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., Aug. 31, 2013 through April 2014.