This door lock depicts a female figure with long-eared forms
symbolizing the protective spirit komo who hears every sound.
This lock, angular-faced, with an apparent navel and short legs, was
fixed on the door of the enclosed area of the men's house (ty
so). The presence on the door of a lock representing a woman was
believed to prevent the man from being unfaithful to his wives.
19th century or earlier.
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