As many other African peoples, Dogon are very creative and like to be surrounded by art. Skilled artisans make carefully the objects of daily use. Dogon doors are good examples of their talent. They contain essential characteristics of the Dogon mitology, according with that the first inhabitants of Bandiagara zone crossed a river over the back of a crocodile.
An outstanding part of the door is the lock, in which sometimes a couple of ancestors is represented.
The Dogon doors I offer to you here were made recently by Dogon artisans.
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