Handmade West African Arts and Crafts Curated by Malika Beraud since 1988   

Dogon Door Meduim


Traditionally the doors served as markers for granaries and served also as indicators as to a persons status in the village or occupation. The rows of repetitive carvings of human figures are the Dogon ancestors. Some doors will detail carvings that represent dancers wearing towering "Kanaga masks" and the rabbit eared "Walu" mask. Others doors feature zigzag lines in bas relief around the frame that symbolize the Dogon serpent ancestor "Lebe."

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