This mask was carved in the style of the Dan people of Ivory Coast. The mask is decorated with cloth, string, raffia, shells and metal bells. It has a beautiful face with carved circular protruding eyes and a large mouth. It measures 13 inches tall and weighs 2 pounds. There is some scrapes and wear and tear throughout – please inspect photos. Stand not included.
Cowrie Shell Decorated Dan Mask 13″ – Ivory Coast – African Tribal Art
1 in stock
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wood, pigment, shells, string, textile, metal bells
Good with minor imperfections – see photos
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.