Mossi door lock (Front view)
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Item : Mossi door lock, Picture : Front view (approx. 24 Kbytes)


This rare and exceptional door lock is composed of two crossbeams (generally reserved for chieftainship door locks, as an element of prestige). It represents a protective spirit of harvests. The engraved patterns on the vertical beam are depicting the scars worn by Mossi women who have given birth.
19th century or earlier.

Object #2307

Origin :

Burkina Faso (Kongoussi area)

Type :

Door locks

Ethnic group :

Mossi

Material :

Wood, deep granitic brown patina

Size :

H = 22.8 inches

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