Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood, Made out of one piece of wood Dimensions: Length: 6.2 feet/74 inches, 188 centimeters Length: 2.8 feet/33 inches, 84 centimeters Region: Mali, West Africa Tribe: Dogon Tribe Approximate Age: 70 years (1950) Availability: In Stock, Available to Ship Immediately Item Number: D003 Collection: Decor Tear Sheet: Available Upon Request Provenance Report: "Dogon Tribe Door" Condition: Excellent; Not previously owned; Undamaged Sourcing: Fair Trade Certificate of Authenticity Provided
This one of a kind decorative carved wood panel is from Mali. The panel is embellished with both abstract and figurative designs. Most panels depict a narrative of a village scene. The significance of the central seated male figure is emphasized by the many servants, both male and female, who surround him involved in different tasks. It is probable that they are catering to the individual’s social community.
We know that Africans are sensitive to beauty and often associate it with prestige. This decorative object can also be interpreted with a specific ceremonial context. The motifs it contains also illustrate symbolism that would evoke a myth or parable.
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