The beautiful bearded figure in the picture is housed in the de Young museum in San Francisco. This Dogon or Pre-Dogon carving has breasts and a penis! It is thought to reflect cultural ideals of balance and duality in nature. It possibly represents an ancestor or communication between heaven & earth.
This artwork represents a respite, or a breath of fresh air from our culture which tends to artificially bifurcate men and women. Read my latest article at Root Wisdom Yoga:
Who Polices Gender?