The Doors of Zanzibar – a Triptych

In Zanzibar, an ancient island in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania doors have a more significant than most places. Zanzibar has long been a crossroads along the ancient trading routes between Africa, India, and Persia. Doors became status symbols of wealth and social status. Construction of a new house traditionally started with the elaborately carved front door, which, essentially, became a calling card advertising the occupation and status of the own

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