African Mask Antique Carved Old Mask Dan We Liberia African Home Décor art mask-G1603

$73 $98

47.5/17 -CM
Among the Dan , the masks are the spirits of the bush and not their representatives. Very numerous in their diversity, the Dan masks are named Guégo , " mask head ". The general term Glé (Gleu in the southwest) designating the entire character. Glé embodies the spiritual force that lives in the forest and wishes to participate in the life of the village. The wearer of the mask and its owner enjoy a very high status in the hierarchy of the village. Their appearance, during masked parties, resolves conflicts which could not have been settled by the village chief. Whoever does not respect the masks commits a serious crime against his society and his religion. Dan masks are very hierarchical during ceremonies: some appear only to entertain the public,

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