granary door - Wood - Dogon - Mali

granary door - Wood - Dogon - Mali
2nd half 20th century - Good condition, used with some signs of wear

African granary door of the DOGON. These doors were used to close an above ground grain storage. The door is embellished with decorations in relief. Fine figures were carved in the wood. (Bottom row with hands in front of the eyes) Lock slider is no longer present.

The Dogon live in the region of the Bandiagara Escarpment which is located east of the Niger River, approximately 150 kilometres from the town of Djenné. Dogon villages are established on and below this escarpment.
One of the most important ceremonies celebrates innovation and the return of life and will take place in spring.

Height: 53 cm
Width: 35 cm
Nice patina of old age.

I package well, and ship by registered mail.

Lot details
granary door
Ethnic group/ culture
Region/ country
2nd half 20th century
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
3×35×53 cm
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