Hand carved wooden door created by the Nupe tribe of Nigeria. The piece is from the mid 20th century, and has beautiful designs throughout.
Mid-Century Nupe African Door on Custom Metal Base 46″ – Nigeria
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46” Door – 46.5" on custom base
2" Door – 12” on custom bse
17lbs Door – 31.5lbs on custom base
Some wood loss due to age.
About the Nupe People
The Nupe people have lived along the banks of the Niger River since the 15th century and were conquered in around 1830 by the Muslim Fulani people. Their art is therefore non figurative and mostly decorative.
Nupe houses are decorated with doors and posts carved with geometric designs, although there are some rare examples of animal designs. Circular stools, supported by varying numbers of feet, are presented by grooms to their brides. Traditionally they are used as 'prestige' objects on market days and during important meetings.
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.