Hand carved wooden door created by the Nupe tribe of Nigeria. This piece has three panels which have beautiful geometric designs throughout. Its been attached to a custom base and measures 59 inches tall and 27 inches wide and weighs 20 pounds.
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57" door | 59" w/ base
Good with minor imperfections – see photos.
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.