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Africa | Yoruba doors, often made by well-known carvers for prestigious homes and palaces, usually have strong figurative carving in deep relief. This one retains most of its original paint as well | © Tim Hamill

Africa | Yoruba doors, often made by well-known carvers for prestigious homes and palaces, usually have strong figurative carving in deep relief. This one retains most of its original paint as well | © Tim Hamill

Africa | Yoruba (Nigeria) doors, often made by well-known carvers for prestigious homes and palaces, usually have strong figurative carving in deep relief. This one retains most of its original paint as well | © Tim Hamill

In this story, tradition is very important especially to Okonkwo. He wants to keep the traditions going, and not change his views or the rules of the village.

Yoruba door in NIGERIA. The Yoruba people (Yoruba: Àwọ̀n ọ́mọ́ Yorùbá) are an ethnic group of southwestern Nigeria and southern Benin in West Africa.

Africa | Old Palace door from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Wood, paint/pigment | In the style of Olówè von Isè (1875 - 1938) has most probably been carved by one of his students.

Koller Walu Auction A14

Africa | Door made by Olowe of Ise (ca 1875 - 1938).  Yoruba, Nigeria | Wood and pigment | Early 20th century

Maker: Olowe of Ise ca. 1938 Yoruba artist Door (ilekun) Date: Early century Medium: Wood, pigment

A palace courtyard door carved   with high relief figures depicting   palm wine tappers and other   scenes of village life. by    Olowe of I...

A palace courtyard door carved with high relief figures depicting palm wine tappers and other scenes of village life. by Olowe of Ise.

Africa | Door from Isee Palace; Olowe of Ise; Yoruba people; ca. 1904-1910

Africa | Door from Isee Palace; Olowe of Ise; Yoruba people; ca. 1904-1910

Africa | Granary door from the Dogon people of Mali

I had a dream last night that a woman was wearing these big brass or gold earrings that were the shape of this carving!

Nupe doors, Nigeria. Made of joined plank-like panels, embellished with carved reliefs of animals, objects and symbols.

Made of joined plank-like panels, embellished with carved reliefs of animals, objects and symbols.

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