AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century
AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century

AFRICAN TRIBAL BAMANA DOOR LOCK. Mali. Early 20th Century

Regular price £220.00
Bamana Wooden Door Lock (Konbalabala)
Bamana people, Mali.
Lovely patina consistent with a 1920s dating or earlier. 
Such locks were given as gifts to young brides and symbolised sexual intercourse: a vertical female figure with a moving ‘male’ horizontal bolt. They were passed from generation to generation. 
Acquired from a private UK collection.
46cm High x 38cm wide