MOSSI DOORS ARCHIVES, Burkina Faso

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

For UNSOLD Mossi Doors GO TO MOSSI DOORS PAGE.


MOSSI
DOOR 5
SOLD


MOSSI
DOOR 1
SOLD

MOSSI
DOOR 3
SOLD

MOSSI
DOOR 2
SOLD


   

MOSSI
LOCK 28
(with Key) showing how they work
9" high
SOLD

 

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

MOSSI, DOORS, Burkina Faso

These Mossi doors have been vetted as being authentic with signs of use and age.

Mossi doors, like those of the Igbo (from Nigeria), are abstract. The Mossi have doorlocks similar to the Dogon and Bamana (from Mali), but more massive.

Used to protect houses and granaries, Mossi doorlocks are usually abstract. 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. Large locks such as these were afixed with large iron staples through holes to house doors.


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