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Kalabougou is on the other side of the Niger river about 45 minutes by pirogue from Segou. The village produces much of the pottery for which the area is renowned. During the week women mould and shape the pottery, at weekends the open air furnace in the middle of the village is lit. Most of the work is done by women...

This picture was taken on our visit to the village. The heat of the open air furnace, which forms the backdrop to this shot, was so tremendous I even feared for my equipment...

The pole is used to rake the baked pots out of the fire.

dedicated to strong women everywhere

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