Fabulous Baga Door with Two Snakes 28.5″ – Guinea – African Art

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This door was created in the style of the Baga people of Guinea. There are two intertwined snakes relief carved on the front. The door measures 28.5 inches tall and weighs 6 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Door

Country of Origin

Guinea

Ethnicity

Baga

Animal

Material

Wood, pigment and metal studs

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

28.5"

Width (Inches)

12.75"

Depth (Inches)

5''

Weight (Pounds)

6 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Baga People


The Baga people live amid the southern swampy lands of the Guinea Atlantic coastline. According to oral tradition, they originally lived along the interior highlands but were driven westward by their neighbors. The name ‘Baga’ is believed to have come from the phrase ‘bae raka’, meaning “people of the seaside”.
Read more about the Baga here.