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African Dogon Granary Door, Tribal African Art

$200
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dimensions:

16" W x 22" H x 3" L

5 lbs

style:

Handmade

materials:

Wood

AfricanBazaar
African Bazaar
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The Dogon people of Mali are well known for their creation of doors, which can have several purposes. Doors like these protected the window-like opening into each family's grain storage building, and used a simple sliding door lock. Primordial beings, ancestors, Kanaga masks, sun lizards and scenes of life symbolically served to protect the entrance by making it sacrosanct. The reliefs are carved on two panels, held together by iron staples. In addition to its practical use as a closure for a granary, such a door might also be given as an important gift, or placed outside a dwelling to indicate the status or occupation of the residents.

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