African Tribal Face Mask Wood Dan Wooden dan bird mano mask-60.5/17.5 CM. The Dan masks are sacred, as they do not represent spirit of the wilderness, as many other African masks do. Instead they are the spirits.Mano masks are kept in a sacred enclosure near the community meeting place. They are brought out to reenforce the authority of a leader. When danced, the masks represent judgement in disputes between individuals. This bird mask shows a hornbill, which is a sacred bird in many societies.
The hornbill motif and the sacrificial material on the top of the head represent the supernatural power of this mask. An original patina covers the item. AFRICAN special African tribal mask African Mask African Masque Dan Kaoglé- 1946. African Face Mask African Tribal Art Wooden Guro African Mask-2903. African Art wall art Artisan Hand Carved Sese Wood Bwa Sun Mask from Ghana-3735.African Tribal Art Wooden Carved Authentic Nkisi-Nkondi power figure-3089. 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.