IGBO DOORS ARCHIVES, Nigeria

The doors below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

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IGBO
Door 2
SOLD

IGBO
Door 3
SOLD

IGBO
Door 4
SOLD

IGBO
Door 6
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 13
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 16
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 22
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 17
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 11
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 12
SOLD

 IGBO
Door 21
SOLD


IGBO
Door 5

SOLD

 IGBO
Door 9

SOLD



IGBO
Door 19

SOLD



IGBO
Door 20

SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

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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