Visually, the Dan masqueraders show an opposition between female beauty and gentleness and male fierceness and power.
An extremely penetrating gaze is a special feature of this Dan mask.
Among the Dan people, masks are owned by families and used by individual lineage members in contexts of social control, boy’s circumcision camps, and entertainment. Dan people have achieved special notoriety in the area for their entertainment festivals which were historically village ceremonies, but are today performed largely for honorable visitors or tourists. The Bagle masks are worn to entertain.
A stand for this mask is available separately $140 + shipping