Torajan Granary Door
A classic example of a granary door used by Torajan culture on their houses as well as to guard the burial site of their nobility. These doors are also said to guard the precious rice and grain stores that insure survival for another season.
The water buffalo symbolizes virility and suggests wealth for the Torah. It also suggests a link between extensive landholding and the ability to build and lavishly decorate traditional Toraja village structures.
The wood is worn and cracks are shown. The door spindles are heavily worn and there is loss to the upper right corner Accompanied by a metal display stand designed by a former owner.