The Dan have the reputation of being not only fierce warriors but they have also achieved notoriety for their entertainment festivals. As such, this Dan mask would make a great gift for someone (perhaps yourself) who loves to entertain, and have friends and family over.
Dan masks are sacred and are believed to be actual spirits of the wilderness. However, in order to take part in village life, the bush spirits must take corporeal form. The mask is used to illustrate the spirit's embodiment. There are a variety of Dan face masks, each of which has a different function.
If you're looking for an art piece that really brings another dimension to your living space, nothing does it quite like an authentic African mask. Perhaps it is because masks are three dimensional artwork or perhaps it is because African masks are often so fearsome or expressive. Either way, they command attention and bring a whole new level of energy into a space, not to mention aesthetics.
9 x 5 inches
3.5 inch depth
AFRK World Market does not carry mass produced masks. If you like and it speaks to you, buy it, because there is only one.
Traditional African mask, Ivory Coast mask, Dan African mask