It is a cross between man and bird, with a human nose and eyes, but it has a ridged beak instead of lips and a tongue. Adorned with an attractive, dark patina. The Than people, who live in Liberia and the Ivory Coast, largely governed by secret societies. The Leopard Society acts as a major regulator or Dan life, and initiates young men. Famous for their masks, the Dan believe that spirits, known as "Du, " live in the forests and manifest themselves to humans in masks and masquerades, instructing and sustaining the Dan in life.Thus masks are used as agents of social control, and are said to represent the spirits of bush called to establish order and are intended to exert a certain social control and chase away evil forces. It is in good condition, but with some wear and tear. Have a good look at the pictures. It has a beautiful brown patina. Mask Width: 19.1 cm. Work around the clock for you. Our workers regularly move from tribe to tribe and to the oldest settlements in Africa in order to obtain for us the best and most authentic items.
At afrians bast we stand behind all of our merchandise. Your satisfaction is our main goal, and we thank you for shopping at afrians bast. Mask Guro African Coast Art Tribal Carved Hand Wood Tribe Vintage (1294). Dan, Ivory Coast, Liberia: an old mask (2628 - K). VERY BIG Mask African Carved Wood Tribal Vintage Art (3420 - Q).Guro Yaure Portrait Passport Mask Cote d'Ivoire African Art (3258 - K). This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks". The seller is "amiteini" and is located in this country: GH. This item can be shipped worldwide.