The Zanzibar carved door is a traditional decorative feature that can be found throughout Zanzibar. These doors are known for their intricate carvings and ornate designs, which showcase a unique blend of African, Arab, Indian, and European influences.
The doors were originally made by skilled craftsmen from the island, who used imported woods such as teak and mahogany to create the intricate designs. The carvings often incorporate geometric patterns, floral motifs, and Arabic calligraphy, and are accompanied by brass or iron studs and knobs.
The doors were a status symbol in Zanzibar, with the level of intricacy and ornateness of the designs reflecting the wealth and social status of the homeowner. Today, many of these doors can still be found in Stone Town, the historic center of Zanzibar’s capital, where they are a popular tourist attraction.
In addition to their decorative value, the Zanzibar carved doors also served a practical purpose. They provided privacy and security for homeowners, with some doors featuring hidden locks or compartments. The doors also allowed for ventilation and natural light, which was especially important in the hot and humid climate of Zanzibar.
This print has a partly glossy, partly matte finish and it’ll add a touch of sophistication to any room.
• 10 mil (0.25 mm) thick
• Slightly glossy
• Fingerprint resistant
• Paper sourced from Japan
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