granary door - Wood - Dogon - Mali

Description
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
Object
granary door
Ethnic group/ culture
Dogon
Region/ country
Mali
Material
Wood
Period
2nd half 20th century
Condition
Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
3×35×53 cm
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