Dan Tribe Mask ~9.1" Tall (New 2024) - West African Artifacts

African Angel ArtsSKU: AA03170

Sale price$160.00

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Dimensions: H:9.1" W:3.1" L:6.7" Weight: 0.4 lbs.

Dan Tribe Mask

Dan masks are typically feature high foreheads, pointed chins, and prominent lips, with an overall oval shape. Dan masks are integral to various ceremonies and rituals, including initiation rites, religious ceremonies, and social events. They are believed to embody spiritual entities and are used to communicate with the spirit world.

About the Tribe

The Dan Kran tribe, also known as the Dan people or Yacouba, is an ethnic group residing primarily in the Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) and eastern Liberia. They are renowned for their rich artistic traditions, particularly their intricate wooden masks and sculptures. The Dan people have a strong connection to nature and their environment, and their cultural practices often reflect this relationship. Their social structure is arranged in a hierarchical system of governance led by chiefs and elders. Traditional beliefs and practices, including animism and ancestor worship, play a significant role in their spiritual life. Despite modern influences, the Dan people continue to maintain and celebrate their cultural heritage.

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