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Small Dogon Granary Door 25.5″ – Mali – African Art

$200.00

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This door was created in the style of the Dogon people of Mali. Doors like this are used on granaries to keep pests out and are often carved with human and animal motifs. This particular door measures 25.5 inches tall by 16 inches wide and weighs 6.5 pounds. There is some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear – please inspect photos. Stand not included.

Type of Object

Door

Country of Origin

Mali

Ethnicity

Dogon

Material

Wood, Pigment

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

25.5"

Width (Inches)

16”

Depth (Inches)

0.5"

Weight (Pounds)

6.5 lbs

Overall Condition

Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.

Additional Information

Dogon Granery Door

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.

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About the Dogon Granery Door

In most of Africa, a narrow, four-sided or round structure known as a granary is used to house harvest goods. Covering the windows and doorways to these granary’s, are beautifully carved wooden doors and locks. Doors and locks have been some of the most prized artifacts for art collectors for centuries. The human and animal motifs are meant to create a strong spiritual force to protect the grain inside. Each door tells a story of the people and time it was created.

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