They then decide whether the masquerade ensemble should be created for that man to wear and perform. The carver carves the wooden face, and this is accompanied by attire that includes forest materials such as raffia, feathers, and fur. It is believed that each gle has its own personality, character, dance, speech patterns, likes, and dislikes, and it is given a personal name. The wearer of the mask takes on all these characteristics and qualities when he wears the mask ensemble. Having come from the unknown realm of the dark forest, a gle is thought to be unpredictable.
Therefore it always has an attendant with it to control it as well as to interpret its speech. Vandenhoute distinguished two large groups of masks: the gebande and the genome.
Gebande is the most sacred examples of Dan masks while Genome is a lower rank of masks.  The classifications relate to the content which the Dan attribute to the mask, rather than the appearance of the mask. Gebande masks can be divided into a series of subgroups and categories: Subgroups: Singers African masks Dancers African masks Storytellers African masks Beggars African masks (their primary job is the collecting of offerings for ancestors) Categories: Gore or ancestor African masks (the most sacred of masks) Gesuya or avenger African masks (stands up to the Go master and the ancestors) Miniature African masks (substitutes for Goge or Gesuya masks) Sagbwe African masks (runners mask or fire watchers mask).
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