It also comes from prestigious galleries (Paris, Brussels, London, New York). A mask used for entertainment by the Dan farmers of northwestern Côte d'Ivoire, known as Yacouba, it is also sometimes used as a messenger at the time of circumcision of young boys.
Some of the Dan masks, because of their proximity to the Wé of Liberia (called Kran), in addition to the contribution of the tribes of Guinea, have been marked by the influence of the latter. The functions of their different masks, eleven types according to Fisher(1978), may also have evolved over time. All Dan masks are sacred.They do not represent the spirits of the bush but are those spirit. An original patina covers the item. African art handcrafted African art Bwa Mossi Sun Mask from Burkina Faso -2547. Vintage African mask Carved Mask collector Portrait Mask (Gba gba) 1408. African Tribal Art Wooden Carved mask large carved wood african elephant-2541. AFRICAN Mask Large The female Songye Kifwebe mask-, 2351. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "naga_4823" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to Canada.