This mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. The mask was decorated with fabric, raffia, metal and cowrie shells. The face has a beautiful two toned patina. It measures 14 inches tall and weighs 1.5 pounds. There is some cracking and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.
Captivating Decorated Dan Mask 14″ – Ivory Coast – African Art
1 in stock
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Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, fabric, sheet metal, metal bells and cowrie shells
Some cracking, scuffing and general wear and tear throughout.
About the Dan People
The Dan are known for their superb woodwork. Masks are the single most paramount form of artwork created by the Dan, creating a bridge between the supernatural and physical worlds.
Read more about the Dan here.