This Dan mask has a beautifully simplistic face with an elaborate attached coiffure. The mask measures 9 inches tall, 10 inches deep and weighs 1 pound. The mask comes with the custom stand.
Dan Mask with Attached Coiffure on Custom Stand 9″ | Ivory Coast
1 in stock
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Wood, pigment, vegetable fiber, fabric
9" mask, 13" on stand
1 lb mask, 2 lbs on stand
Some imperfections and wear and tear. See photos or inquire for more information.
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.
“Dan masks are characterized by a concave face, a pointed chin, a protruding mouth, an upturned nose, a high-domed forehead, and are often covered in a rich brown patina. Similar masks are found throughout the country, but regional stylistic variations occur. For example, northern face masks tend to have very fine features, a high-domed smooth forehead, eyes set in the middle of the face and a very smooth brown patina obtained by immersing the masks in a pool of mud. Southern masks, on the other hand, have protruding features and a rougher patina obtained by applying vegetal pigments.”