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Wooden Table - Igbo people, Nigeria

Price: $950.00





Title: Table

Material: Engraved wood

People: Igbo

Country: Nigeria

Description: The intricately carved doors from
the Igbo people of south eastern Nigeria, are
carved of a sacred hardwood, Iroko, and served
as entrance portals to an obi, the male meeting
house. Iroko wood is associated with power and
certain mysteries. The tree spirit is ritually
placated before felling. The large planks were
extremely difficult to make. The door shows
complex patterns and generations of weathering.

Dimensions: 12" height x 32" width x 15 1/2" depth

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