191102 - Old & Tribal used African Dogon Door - Mali.


Mali: Large Rare and old Tribal used African Dogon Door.
Height: 38 cm x 33 cm.

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 low reliefs are carved on several panels, held together by iron staples.