DOGON DOORLOCKS ARCHIVES, MALI


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

For available doorlocks please go to DOGON DOORLOCKS 2

  

DOGON
Doorlock 1
SOLD

 

 DOGON
Doorlock 2
SOLD

 

DOGON
Doorlock 4
SOLD

 

DOGON
Doorlock 5
SOLD

 DOGON
Doorlock 8
SOLD

 

 DOGON
Doorlock 9
SOLD

 

  DOGON
Doorlock 12
SOLD

 DOGON
Doorlock 15
SOLD

 

  DOGON
Doorlock 17
SOLD
 

 

 DOGON
Doorlock 19
SOLD

 

  DOGON
Doorlock 20
SOLD

 

 DOGON
Doorlock 23
SOLD

 

  DOGON
Doorlock 11
SOLD
   

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DOGON DOORLOCKS ARCHIVES, Mali

All of these doorlocks have been vetted as authentic.

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.

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