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Ancient Nupe Door From Nigeria
Nupe Door from Nigera
Ancient Nupe Door From Nigeria
Nupe Door from Nigera

Vintage Mid-Century Nupe Door on Custom Metal Base 61″ – Nigeria

$2,200.00 $880.00

This Ancient Nupe door was hand carved by an indigenous people called the Nupe in the highlands of Nigeria. The colorful tribal pattern is dyed with natural color derived from plants native to Nigeria.  This stunning door stands 61″ tall and is mounted on a custom metal base.

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This hand carved wooden Nupe door was hand carved by an indigenous people called the Nupe in the highlands of Nigeria. The colorful tribal pattern is dyed with natural color derived from plants native to Nigeria. This stunning door stands 61″ tall and is mounted on a custom metal base, which is 12″ wide.

Type of Object

Door

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Nupe

Material

Pigment, Wood

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

61”

Width (Inches)

27.75”

Depth (Inches)

12”

Weight (Pounds)

28lbs

Tribe Information

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.

Source:
Baquart, Jean-Baptiste. The Tribal Arts of Africa. New York: Thames and Hudson Inc. 1998. Print.

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