Mask African Mask Dan 1787

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller art-masque-afrique ✉️ (833) 100%, Location: furiani, Corse, FR, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 255479492951 Mask African Mask Dan 1787. Ref: m-1787 Height 36 CM Product DescriptionDan mask from Ivory Coast. Piece over 50 years old, delivered on a base. The Dan are a sub-tribe belonging to the Dan-Nguere. They inhabit eastern Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Côte d'Ivoire. The social and spiritual base of the Dan-Nguere is the Poro secret society, which means "sierra" in the Temmé language. Dan-Nguere masks are characterized as much by their variety, as by the fact that the same kind of mask can be used in different areas for different purposes. Female Dan masks are known for the importance they attribute to the beauty of the face: the oval shape, the slightly prominent forehead, the torn eyes, the thin nose and the half-open mouth. They enhance the delicacy of its lines with a brilliant patina introduced into the wood, using vegetable substances. When they dry, they take on a soft color, which with use resembles lacquer. The function of these masks is to settle disagreements and protect newborn babies. The Dan usually make replicas of these masks, which they call "ma", to worship them and as protection against disease. They remain hidden and serve as proof of belonging to the Poro society, becoming almost sacred objects, honoring them with offerings of rice and palm oil, and sacrifices in times of full moon. The face of male Dan masks is more realistic, and sometimes with animal details. He has the vital force, called "du", sent by Zlan the creator to men and animals. Du's are numerous, and they tell people in dreams how they want to be represented. Sometimes they want a fetish, or a tree to be planted, but they can also ask for a mask to reside. Then, the spirit materializes and transforms into a "rule", and it can intervene directly in the life of the community. Each "gle" has its function, and presides over the different social events. They are also present in times of danger, or distraction. That's why there is a wide variety of Dan masks.African art, African maskafrican art african tribal art arte africana afrikanische kunstPart delivered with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity.The Dan are a sub-tribe belonging to the Dan-Nguere. They inhabit eastern Liberia, Guinea Conakry and Côte d'Ivoire. The social and spiritual base of the Dan-Nguere is the Poro secret society, which means "sierra" in the Temmé language. Dan-Nguere masks are characterized as much by their variety, as by the fact that the same kind of mask can be used in different areas for different purposes. Female Dan masks are known for the importance they attribute to the beauty of the face: the oval shape, the slightly prominent forehead, the torn eyes, the thin nose and the half-open mouth. They enhance the delicacy of its lines with a brilliant patina introduced into the wood, using vegetable substances. When they dry, they take on a soft color, which with use resembles lacquer. The function of these Origine: Africa, Material: Wood, Type: Mask, Authenticity: Original, Brand: Unbranded

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