African tribes and ethnic groups carry their history and ancient artistry. The Dogon, among many, is an ethnic group which holds unique beliefs and craftsmanship. Living in the regions of Mali, West Africa, the group is well known for the architecture of carved doors, doorways and locks. This September, dominated by the best of the Dogon creativity is the Authentic African Tribal Doors & Locks Auction by Discover African Art.
In Dogon culture, the representational carvings of ancestors in the doors and locks are assumed to keep spirits, or any other kind of harms away. To illustrate an authentic door lock, is a large 24 inches long, hand-carved wooden cross-bolt with a highly detailed three seated Dogon figures. It features carved animal embellishments and a horse figure with a human head, on one end.
Likely to receive applause from the buyers are two items representing the Igbo people of Nigeria with the highest estimation at $2,500 each. The items have beautifully carved abstract circular and V-shaped patterns, used in the entryway of male Obi meeting house. These lots symbolize the strength of men as the doors are made out of Iroko wood (a wood which is very dense and difficult to work with). The 108 curated items are significant to the tribe they represent and to any collector acquiring them. To bid for the items above and more visit Bidsquare and find more information.
Lot Categories:Decorative Arts (106)
# of Lots:106
Price Range:$500 - $2,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Authentic Igbo Iroko Wood Door 56|| Estimate: |
|Authentic Igbo Iroko Wood Door 40|| Estimate: |
|Authentic Dogon Door Lock 19|| Estimate: |
|Authentic Dogon Door Lock 12|| Estimate: |