TONGA DOORS, Zimbabwe

The doors below have been vetted as authentic.


Tonga 1
51" high
$800

 

Tonga 8
63" high
$600

 

 Tonga 9
69.5" high
$800

  Tonga 10
63" high
$600

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

TONGA, DOORS, Zimbabwe

From Zimbabwe come the plainer, massive doors of the Tonga people. They are simply inscribed with abstract patterns. 

All of the doors are hung as wall pieces, but could be mounted on bases as sculptures. They could also be hung or mounted horizontally. The backs are usually plain and those views are not shown unless it is critical to the piece. All were photographed in direct sunlight, which worked well for some and not for others. These doors are thick and very heavy.

In Zimbabwe hotels, and elsewhere, the doors are often mounted horizontally and used as headboards on beds (see below).


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