Slightly Worn Dogon Door Lock 11″ – Mali – African Art

$140.00 $70.00

1 in stock

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This hand crafted Dogon door lock has a slightly worn look that gives it a little extra character and charm. The lock comes in two parts that fit together. We make custom door lock stands for easy display – please inquire if interested.

Type of Object

Lock for granary door

Country of Origin





Wood, pigment, metal

Approximate Age










Overall Condition

Minor imperfections throughout. Comes in two parts. Please inquire if a stand is needed.

Tribe Information

About the Dogon People

The Dogon have become popularized for their ancient tales on human origins and extraterrestrial contact. According to legend, a race of beings called Nommo, came from the star system Sirius, thousands of years ago. The beings are said to have come to Earth and provided humans with knowledge.  They gave the Dogon information about their solar system as well as our own. These same creatures also appear in Babylonian and Sumerian myths.

Oddly, the Dogon did have knowledge for centuries that were, until Galileo and his telescope, unknown to the Western world. They identified Jupiter’s moons and Saturn’s rings and knew that the Sun was the center of our solar system. They have stories about the big bang and other astronomical events. They had awareness about an invisible companion star orbiting Sirius that was unidentified until 1970. It baffles scientists to this day that an ancient race had knowledge of solar systems that cannot be seen without the help of high-powered telescopes.

Read more about the Dogon here.