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Pottery Of Kalabougou

S├ęgou, Mali

Kalabougou is located on the left side of the Niger River, it is less than an hour’s ride from Segou, a town about four hours north of Bamako.

Kalabougou is known for its pottery, women of the numu blacksmiths population have worked for centuries as traditional potters. A 7-day fabrication cycle leads to the weekly Saturday afternoon firing of the kilns, in which large stacks of pots are covered with grass and set on fire.

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