IGBO DOORS, Nigeria

IGBO
Door 1
64" high x 21.5" wide
$2500

IGBO
Door 5
54.5" high x 21" wide
$2000

IGBO
Door 7
57" high x 25" wide
$1500

IGBO
Door 8
66" high x 25" wide
$2500 +

 IGBO
Door 9
47" high x 18.5" wide
$1500

 IGBO
Door 10
48" high x 19.5" wide
$1500

 IGBO
Door 14
43" high x 19.5" wide
$750

 IGBO
Door 15
49.5" high x 23.5 wide
$1500


  IGBO
Door 18
74" high x 33" wide
$2500

IGBO
Door 19
44" high x 19" wide
$1500

 IGBO
Door 20
48.5" high x 16.5" wide
$2000

Photographs © Tim Hamill

IGBO, DOORS, Nigeria

All of our Igbo doors have been vetted as being authentic with significant signs of use and age.

These intricately carved doors show the flair for abstraction of the Igbo people of Nigeria. Carved of a sacred hardwood, iroko, for major patrons, they served as entrance portals to an obi, the male meeting house. Iroko wood is associated with males, power and certain mysteries. The tree's spirit is ritually placated before felling. The large planks were extremely difficult to cut from the dense wood of the iroko tree. The doors are distinguished by the careful chip carving into V-shaped grooves and the contrasts of plain with densely carved areas. Our collection of 20 doors plus two side panels is exceptional with most showing complex patterns and generations of slow weathering.

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