DOGON DOORLOCKS 2, MALI

The doorlocks below have been vetted as authentic.




 DOGON
Doorlock 3
14" high x 10.5" wide
$600

 

DOGON
Doorlock 6
14" high x 11" wide
$500

 DOGON
Doorlock 7
16.5" high x 18" wide
$600



DOGON
Doorlock 13
14" high x 13" wide
$300



DOGON
Doorlock 14
10.5" high x 11" wide
SOLD

 

 DOGON
Doorlock 16
11.25" high x 9.5" wide
$ 500

DOGON
Doorlock 24

10" high x 7.5" wide
$400

DOGON
Doorlock 25
13" high x 11.75" wide
SOLD


 DOGON
Doorlock 26
11.25" high x 11" wide
$300 

 DOGON
Doorlock 27
18" high x 18" wide
$600

 DOGON
Doorlock 29
9.5" high x 9.5" wide
$300



DOGON
Doorlock 30
14.5" high x 12" wide
$300



DOGON
Doorlock 31
7.5" high x 6" wide
$200

 DOGON
Doorlock 32
13.75" high x 19.5" wide
$300 



DOGON
Doorlock 33
13.25" high x 13.25" wide
$800


DOGON
Doorlock 34
13.5" high x 16.5" wide
$600 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

DOGON, DOORLOCKS 2, Mali

Used to protect houses and granaries, Dogon doorlocks range from the abstract and symbolic to representations of ancestors. Gravity-fed metal pins drop into holes in the sliding bolt, some of which also have a metal cover for additional strength and resistence to wear. Locks such as these were afixed with large iron staples through holes to house doors, which were usually plainer than the famous carved granary doors. Placing an image of an ancestor on the doorlock offered additional protection by making the door sacrosanct.

All of these doorlocks have been mounted on metal bases which are included in the price. The crossbolts can be wedged in place in the middle (as photographed) or in other positions with small pieces of dark matboard (included).  Most have the large iron staple that would have fastened them to the door. There are some additional details on the page for Doorlock 3 that show the crossbar removed and the pins, typical for all the doorlocks.

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