Fierce Dan Mask


Visually, the Dan masqueraders show an opposition between female beauty and gentleness and male fierceness and power. This mask looks very fierce - and makes a great impression of force and fear of the unknowable.

 Among the Dan people, masks are owned by families and used by individual lineage members in contexts of social control, boys 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.

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Product Details:

  • Size: 16" x 10" x 9"
  • Shipping: $60.00
  • Material: Wood, natural fibres, giant seeds, metal
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