Dan Masq
  • Dan Masq

Dan Masq, Ivory Cost

Mask dan - Ivory Coast - Wood - Height 22,5 cm - Early 20th century

Retour de Voyage is pleased to present this private collection for sale.

The mask was worn to announce the fests and during ritual quests.

Mask dan - Ivory Coast - Wood - Height 22,5 cm - Early 20th century

About the "big" masks Dan

More than among the other peoples of West Africa, masks have an extremely important role for the Dan because they are considered the materialization of spirits wishing to exert an influence on the life of the village. The masks preside over actions within the framework of community life such as the dept to war, the construction of a forge, the application of decisions. The masks put on an adornment as well as their wearer. If the masks are pleasant, dance and sing beautifully, they often have almond eyes and smiling mouth. When the features are more accused and the eyes, we have instead to deal with warrior figures, aggressive and furious characters.

These Dan masks are from a private collection. Retour de Voyage is happy to present them.

Data sheet

Type of product
Object of curiosity
Type of product
Gift Ideas
For Travellers
Gift Ideas
A rare treat

No customer reviews for the moment.

You might also like

New Account Register

Already have an account?
Log in instead Or Reset password