"Dogon Tribe Door"

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Medium: One of a Kind Hand Carved Wood, Made out of one piece of wood
Length: 6.2 feet/74 inches, 188 centimeters
Width: 2.8 feet/33 inches, 84 centimeters
Region: Mali, West Africa
Tribe: Dogon Tribe
Approximate Age: 72 years (1950)
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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