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Dogon Granary Door, Mali, Burkina Faso, African Tribal Creations, Art, Mask For Sale
AnAfrican Tribal Creations gallery sale!!!
This sale is for a lovely Dogon granary door from Mali. The Dogon are a people numbering near the 400,000 mark in the Mali and Burkina Faso region. Well known for their intricately carved doors, they settled the region of their inhabitance after fleeing persecution of their indigenous religious beliefs from the invading Muslims population to the north. Because of their resulting isolation, they have preserved many of their traditional art production methods, and are masters of producing artistic functional objects. Their art is highly versatile, and exhibits themes from their lifestyle, surroundings, and their cultural mythology. They produce a wide variety of masks and figures in addition to their famous doors, and their art has become quite popular amongst collectors.This beautiful door is finely adorned, and was collected from the Mali region of the Dogon's native territory. Small doors such as these are used to cover the granary (grain storage) access points (though this one is particularly large for its genre) and were intended to keep out animals, as well as thieves. The figures present on them are believed to have spiritual power, and are intended to protect the contents of the room, as is the small latch. This door features a great number of Nommo figures, protective figures representative of the earliest ancestors in Dogon mythology. They are said to have been bisexual water gods, created by the ultimate god Amma, and sent to Earth in an ark, where they then founded the Dogon family lineages and introduced various activities, such as smithing, farming, etc. The door is in good condition, displaying the normal age and wear-related rub marks, scratches, etc. The latches are often missing on these doors, but this one is still functional and intact. There is a cracked area on the right side of the door, but it is relatively minor, and the piece is completely structurally sound. A very nice piece ready to be added to your collection. As a note, these pieces are large and strangely shaped, so cost a bit more to ship. Thank you all for your understanding. Dimensions are 37.75" tall x 19.5" x 1.5". It weighs in at just over six pounds.MEDIUM: sell at African Tribal Creations is made in China, Taiwan, Thailand, or wherever. All items are 100% guaranteedAFRICAN ART, made in Africa BY the indigenous peoples of Africa. We have 100% positive response for a reason. Not quite the piece you're looking for?Check us out atthe African Tribal Creations galleryfor much more 100% genuine African art! Photographs are copyright of African Tribal Creations, and should not be used without permission. Thanks for understanding!Payment is expected within 3 days of sale close. Unless other arrangements are made, negative response will be assessed in the event of non payment. This is a beautiful piece of art! It would be a great compliment to any decor, or private collection! PayPal is the only accepted payment method unless other arrangements are made. Thank you! Ships insured, and with delivery confirmation so you can track your purchase to your door! Please be advised that in the event of a broken piece, USPS will require you to surrender the piece to obtain a full refund. Shipping price is for the Continental US only. If you are offerding from Alaska or Hawaii, please contact us about shipping rates, or they will be applied to your invoice. Let us know if you're interested in combined shipping! Thanks! We will ship internationally, but please contact for a shipping quote. We cannot be held responsible for customs hold ups! We will do our best, but at the end of the day, we can't offer an absolute international guarantee. Thanks for understanding!