AFRICAN DOORLOCKS

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Animal Doorlocks



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Doors



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Doorlocks

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Doors

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AFRICAN DOORLOCKS

Used to protect houses and granaries, doorlocks range from the abstract and symbolic to representations of ancestors or animalss. 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.

Some of these doorlocks have been mounted on metal bases which are included in the price. The crossbolts are lightly wedged in place (in a sort of centered position), but can be slid to the left and locked. Since they lack their keys, they must then be turned upside down to drop the pins back and unlock them.

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