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Portals into history

INDIA: The elephant-headed deity Ganesha sits atop a cotton embroidery door hanging. (Don Cole / Fowler Museum)
TAIWAN: Panels by Paiwan people tell of a home’s inhabitants. (Don Cole/Fowler Museum / H.P. and J.F. Ullman Collection)
SOUTH AMERICA: A painted door from Suriname is from early to mid-20th century. (Don Cole / Fowler Museum)
SACRED SPACE: A room divider from the Sa’dan Toraja people is made from carved wood. (Don Cole / Fowler Museum)
NIGERIA: A carved palace door. (Don Cole / Fowler Museum)
The buffalo motif is common to the Sa’dan Toraja people. (Don Cole / Fowler Museum)