AFRICA DOOR DOGON Africa Mali Wood Hand Carved Tribal Art

AFRICA DOOR DOGON Africa Mali Wood Hand Carved ~ This fine example of a Dogon door most probably dates from the middle of the Twentieth century. We collected this door from Africa in 1989. This quality of carving is rarely seen today reflecting a tradition rapidly in decline. These doors protected the opening into each family's grain storage building. They were held in place by a simple sliding door lock which is still present. The door tells a story of the owners by depicting Primordial beings, ancestors, These doors symbolically served to protect the entrance by making it sacrosanct. Traditionally Dogon Doors have been used by the people of Mali to prevent wild animals and thieves from stealing from the community granary. Agriculture and farming provided the central theme for art. The earth provided the rich harvest which filled the granary in good times and caused the empty storeroom during times of famine. These doors, with decorated wooden key in the form of a sliding wooden bolt, are designed protect the central millet granary that houses the essential wealth of the entire community—food. Richly carved with rows of masculine ancestor- figures of human images, these doors were entry to the dried clay storage area. The statuettes represent the founder of the line and his wife, who guarded the harvest contained in the granary. Wonderful condition and shows some age use and insect holes. Measures 25” Wide and 54” High. Fantastic Baule Door. ~~~ ACCEPTED PAYMENTS: CASH, CHECK, POSTAL MONEY ORDER, Visa, Master Card, Paypal , I will email you with payment address to send checks or Money Orders, Cash. PLEASE Email me for Shipping Options and Cost ~ Questions ~ International shipping Rates, Please Email Eric at or Call 330- 434 -1010 Agestribalarts Gallery 194 Myrtle Place Akron Ohio, 44303 USA

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Price $1,250.00
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