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  • Antique African Dogon Carved Granary Door. Mali. Exquisite Wall Decor

    Aadya Bazaar

    Antique African Dogon Carved Granary Door. Mali. Exquisite Wall Decor

    $108.00

    These are exquisite cultural treasures. And make for wonderful decor.
    These come from the Dogon people of Mali. Such an amazing otherworldly aesthetic there.

    The Dogon people are located in the southeastern parts of Mali. The granary door is located on a family's granary. The higher one's status, the more elaborate and complex in design the granary door would be. These doors were created to protect the harvest of the Dogon people. Primordial beings, ancestors, Kanaga masks, breasts, sun lizards and scenes of life symbolically served to protect the entrance by making it sacrosanct. Ancestral beings were carved on the door to in the purpose to protect what lies on the other side of the door. Also, these doors recognized spiritual beings that were in charge of fertility and agriculture.
    Masked figures were often carved on granary doors. These figures wear Kanaga masks. These masks represent the female spirit and birds. In Dogon society, birds are symbols that represent fertility. Located in a region where vegetation is quite low, the Dogon treasured the food that they had and needed to protect it; by doing so they ensured their existence.
    There are two types of Dogon granary, male and female. The larger male granaries (on the left) are used for storing grains. Men distribute the grain, usually millet, for the day's cooking. Male granaries are usually bigger that the female and have more than one door. The female granary (right) is used for storing other foods but also personal things like jewellery, clothing and pottery. Men are not allowed to enter a female granary.

    This one measures 7 x 11 inches and has an exceptionally fine weathered patina.
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  • Vintage Baule Wrap. Tie Dye. African. Ivory Coast, Baoulé

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    Vintage Baule Wrap. Tie Dye. African. Ivory Coast, Baoulé

    $125.00

    Gorgeous shrug/wrap repurposed from a vintage textile of the Baoule people of Ivory coast. This is a soft handwoven cotton textile. A beautiful color and beautiful composition it has been embroidered in the traditional manner with blocks of color. Such a great effect.

    This wrap is 60"x 44"
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    Indigo African Wrap. Tie Dye, Shibori. Shawl, Scarf. Mali

    $85.00

    This is a perfectly wonderful textile from Mali. The amazingly soft, almost flannel-like handwoven cotton textiles that has been tie dyed or resist dyed with indigo and sewn together to form this wrap. A beautiful color and beautiful composition.

    These make great wraps. They work well as big scarf/hood, they look fabulous as a throw for the couch and would be lovely table cloths. I have several of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare:

    It measures 47x59"
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  • Vintage Mali Wrap. White. Dogon.

    Aadya Bazaar

    Vintage Mali Wrap. White. Dogon.

    $85.00

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    Aadya Bazaar

    Vintage Mali Wrap. White. Dogon.

    $0.00 $85.00

    This is a perfectly wonderful vintage textile from Mali. Soft handwoven cotton cloth strips sewn together to form this wrap. A beautiful color creamy shade of white. Wonderful drape.

    These make great wraps. They work well as big scarf/hood, they look fabulous as a throw for the couch and would be lovely table cloths. I have more of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare.

    It measures 41x59"

    As, I mentioned these are truly vintage and it is typical for them to come well worn, it is part of what makes them special.
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    Aadya Bazaar

    Antique African Dogon Carved Granary Door. Mali. Exquisite Wall Decor

    $127.00

    These are exquisite cultural treasures. And make for wonderful decor.
    These come from the Dogon people of Mali. Such an amazing otherworldly aesthetic there.

    The Dogon people are located in the southeastern parts of Mali. The granary door is located on a family's granary. The higher one's status, the more elaborate and complex in design the granary door would be. These doors were created to protect the harvest of the Dogon people. Primordial beings, ancestors, Kanaga masks, breasts, sun lizards and scenes of life symbolically served to protect the entrance by making it sacrosanct. Ancestral beings were carved on the door to in the purpose to protect what lies on the other side of the door. Also, these doors recognized spiritual beings that were in charge of fertility and agriculture.
    Masked figures were often carved on granary doors. These figures wear Kanaga masks. These masks represent the female spirit and birds. In Dogon society, birds are symbols that represent fertility. Located in a region where vegetation is quite low, the Dogon treasured the food that they had and needed to protect it; by doing so they ensured their existence.
    There are two types of Dogon granary, male and female. The larger male granaries (on the left) are used for storing grains. Men distribute the grain, usually millet, for the day's cooking. Male granaries are usually bigger that the female and have more than one door. The female granary (right) is used for storing other foods but also personal things like jewellery, clothing and pottery. Men are not allowed to enter a female granary.

    This one measures 16 x 12 inches. Exceptionally fine weathered patina.
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    Antique Tuareg Tizabaten Silver Hoop Earrings Earweights Tribal Tsabit

    $125.00

    Tuareg woman’s Tsabit also called Tizabaten ethnic silver earrings which are decorated with engraved geometrical designs. The Tuareg are a traditionally nomadic people who live throughout the Sahara. These earrings measure about 1.75 inches in diameter and they are 3.5 mm thick.

    34g.

    These are for gauged ears. They are lovely specimens and very collectible. They are getting harder and harder to find.

    These are at once strikingly bold and graceful.

    The silver content of Tuareg jewelry varies tremendously and the silver content of these is unknown.

    For more great tribal and mineral earrings check out the earring section of our shop
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  • Sognye Mask, Female, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. African Mask.

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    Sognye Mask, Female, Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa. African Mask.

    $225.00

    These beautiful masks come from the Songye people of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa.

    This one measures 16 x 7 inches, not including the stand that its on. I'm happy to provide additional pictures if you message me.

    The following information comes from the Hamill Gallery website:

    ale Bukishi associations, clouded in secrecy, yielded political and mystical power revealed through their masks, known as Kifwebe (singular) and Bifwebe (plural). Female masks, primarily white, are restrained and elegant with striated surfaces. Their function was to awaken and honor benevolent spirits.

    According to the specialists, Anthropologists and Art Historians, Kifwebe masks (sing.) or Bifwebe (plur.) are differentiated by gender and by their shape and size but also by the basic surface coloration and the decorative design and patterns on the surface. The masks said to represent a female are rarer than masks supposed to depict a male. In the field I have never seen more than one female mask at a time, yet groups of male masks are commonly encountered. Normally a band of mask-wearers is made up of one female mask and a number of male masks. All of the wearers, of course, are male. Most Songye female masks have a grooved surface that is painted over with white kaolin (pembe or ntoshi), and when the mask is worn repeatedly, this white partially wears off, exposing the natural wood. This exposure heightens the white/brown contrast and reveals the engraved striations. But when a mask is stored in a smoky environment the white surface darkens considerably. A black (tar, or composite resinous material) vertical stripe running from the top of the head, over the nose, and widening at the chin, divides the face in two. The eyes are lidded in black, and dark-red resin or red natural pigment (nkula) (sometimes European paint nowadays) will usually highlight the mouth and sometimes the eyes. When the surface paint has worn of or is soiled the masks are repainted.

    Female masks will have no sagittal crest or perhaps a slightly raised flat one. Female masks exude beauty, tranquility and inner peace. They are not aggressive, either in their appearance or in their behavior.

    For more of these wonderful things check out the home section of our shop.
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    Antique Tuareg Tizabaten Silver Hoop Earrings Earweights Tribal Tsabit

    $125.00

    Tuareg woman’s Tsabit also called Tizabaten ethnic silver earrings which are decorated with engraved geometrical designs. The Tuareg are a traditionally nomadic people who live throughout the Sahara. These earrings measure about 1.75 inches in diameter and they are 3.8 mm thick.

    28g.

    These are for gauged ears. They are lovely specimens and very collectible. They are getting harder and harder to find.

    These are at once strikingly bold and graceful.

    The silver content of Tuareg jewelry varies tremendously and the silver content of these is unknown.

    For more great tribal and mineral earrings check out the earring section of our shop
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  • Vintage Indigo Mali Wrap, Scarf. Dogon. African. Shibori Tie Dye

    Aadya Bazaar

    Vintage Indigo Mali Wrap, Scarf. Dogon. African. Shibori Tie Dye

    $125.00

    This is a perfectly wonderful vintage textile from Mali. The amazingly soft handwoven cotton textiles that has been tie dyed or resist dyed with indigo and sewn together to form this wrap. A beautiful color and beautiful composition. Wonderful drape.
    These make great wraps. They work well as big scarf/hood, they look fabulous as a throw for the couch and would be lovely table cloths. I have several of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare:

    It measures 43x64"

    As, I mentioned these are truly vintage and it is typical for them to come well worn, it is part of what makes them special.
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  • Vintage Indigo African Wrap & Scarf. Mossi

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    Vintage Indigo African Wrap & Scarf. Mossi

    $95.00

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    Vintage Indigo African Wrap & Scarf. Mossi

    $0.00 $95.00

    These are my latest obsession. They are what every awesome piece of distressed denim wants to be. Buttery soft and with the coolest color variation as a result of the fabulous indigo dye.
    These come from Burkina Faso and are very vintage. They ooze the sweet vibe of previous owners. LOVE THEM!

    They are great cool weather wraps, They work as big scarf/hood, they look fabulous as a throw for the couch and would be lovely table cloths. I have several of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare.

    This one has a has a great deep dark indigo color and is very soft.
    I recently learned that these are made from homegrown cotton that has been very literaly ha

    It measures 57X38" This is a smaller piece.

    As, I mentioned these are truly vintage and it is typical for them to come well worn, it is part of what makes them special. You can expect small holes and "chewed up" corners. If there is a major unsightly defect or the thing is on its last legs I will specify that, otherwise not.
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  • Vintage Indigo Tie Dye Mali African Shibori Shawl. Dogon

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    Vintage Indigo Tie Dye Mali African Shibori Shawl. Dogon

    $97.00

    This is a perfectly wonderful vintage textile from Mali. The amazingly soft handwoven cotton textiles that has been tie dyed or resist dyed with indigo and sewn together to form this wrap. A beautiful color and beautiful composition. Wonderful drape.

    These make great wraps. They work well as big scarf/hood, they look fabulous as a throw for the couch and would be lovely table cloths. I have several of these and each is slightly different so check out this section of my shop for more, to compare.

    It measures 69"x 40"

    As, I mentioned these are truly vintage and it is typical for them to come well worn, it is part of what makes them special. This one is in very good condition.
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    Vintage Indigo Dogon Mali African Striped Shrug, Wrap, Jacket. Mossi. Dogon

    $98.00

    This is a perfectly wonderful vintage textile from Mali. This amazingly soft handwoven cotton (this one feels like cashmere) textile has been woven strips of various shades of indigo and sewn together to form this wrap. A beautiful color and beautiful composition. Wonderful drape.

    It measures 41" long and 60" from armhole to armhole.

    As, I mentioned these are truly vintage and it is typical for them to come well worn, it is part of what makes them special.
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    Vintage Indigo Dogon Mali African Shibori Shrug, Wrap, Jacket. Mossi. Dogon

    $92.00

    This is a perfectly wonderful vintage textile from Mali. This amazingly soft handwoven cotton textile has been woven strips of various shades of indigo and sewn together to form this wrap. A beautiful color and beautiful composition. Wonderful drape.

    Please note the patched area of the shrug in the photos.

    It measures 42" long and 60" from armhole to armhole.
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