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Hand-carved Dogon door

Hand-carved Dogon door

Country of origin
Mali
Description
Original hand-carved Dogon granary door from Mali. Doors such as this one protected the window-like opening into a family's grain storage building using a simple sliding lock. Rows of stylised figures including ancestors, sun lizards, primordial beings and scenes of life were carved into the doors to offer symbolic protection for the entrance.
Dimensions & Weight
30cm high, 21cm wide, 2,5cm deep
Material
Wood