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Origins of door knockers A door knocker is an item of door furniture that allows people outside a house to alert those inside to their presence. It has a part fixed to the door and a part (usually metal) which is attached to the door by a hinge that is lifted and used to strike a plate fitted to the door making a noise. The strike plate if present would be supplied and fitted with the knocker. Door knockers are often ornate but may be no more than a simple fitting with a metal bob or ring. Many older period houses and mansions often have intricate knockers in the shape of human heads or mythical beasts. The earlier designs were based on statues that would stand in front of ancient Greek houses. These statues were created with distorted grotesque features and were thought to be used to ward of malignant spirits and witches.

This design is now used on any home and offers a bold example of a classic pattern. Sizes range from 6 inch to 8 inches: Traditional Door Knockers: Sometimes simplicity is best if you are looking for a classic pattern that will not be a focal point on the door merely used to accent existing hardware. The traditional knocker is a basic design most traditional utilizing a ring and plate installed directly to the door to prevent damage. These knockers are usually unadorned or with a simple roped pattern. Mythological Door Knockers Larger doors can support much larger and much more ornate designs.

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This is also true of gargoyles which have similar caricatured faces in order to prevent spirits and ghosts from entering the house. There were also good luck knockers which were thought to have magical or healing properties and were used to encourage good luck into the home. These door knockers utilized a motif of good luck charms such as horse-shoes stars suns and flowers. The popular hand shaped knocker is often seen in Muslim countries and was believed to symbolize the Hand of Fatima which protected the house from evil. It was also thought to indicate that the occupants of that house were followers of the Muslim faith.

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