Single Hand Carved MALI African Dogon Granary Doors
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Details: These hand carved wooden door once would have covered the village granaries where the Dogon people of Mali stored grain and other items of value. The carvings are of human figures carved in relief including pointed breasts along the edges. Most Dogon carvings of humans typically refer to primordial ancestors known as Nommo who were worshiped for having brought humankind to earth and who were the first farmers and tool makers. The scene on the door is of a celebration of the idea of life and nourishment to honor the ancestors. All panels have different carvings and may vary.
Approximate Dimensions: 35x58