african mask Use one piece without stand antiques tribal vintage Wood Dan Mask-5083

$68 $97
25/15 CM
This is a beautiful Dan Mask from the tribal people of Liberia. 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. When during a dream a male was instructed by Du to dance a mask, he would commission a carver to make a mask for him. Among the Dan, masks are grouped in an assortment of forms, this mask resembles a Baboon Each Dan Mask is considered sacred. This would be a lovely addition to your collection.Shows Age and Natural Wear

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