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Dogon Door Mali Small African Art

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Title Dogon Door Mali Small African Art
Type of Object Door
Country of Origin Mali
People Dogon
Materials Wood
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 19 Inches
Width: 16 Inches
Depth: 2 Inches
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.

 Additional Information:  The Dogon of present day Mali live along the Bandiagara escarpment a range of cliffs approximately 120 miles long and in places up to one thousand feet high. Living in small villages on the plain at the foot of the escarpment the Dogon farm in an environment that is marginal and demanding. As subsistence farmers they depend upon the food they produce to live storing it in granaries made of mud with thatched roofs and carved doors providing access to the foodstuffs held in the granary.


Recommended Reading:

Francine Ndiaye, L'ART DU PAYS DOGON, Musee de l'Homme, Paris

Kate Ezra, ART OF THE DOGON, The Metropolitan Museum of Art