It depicts a face with larger accentuated features and is a rejoicing mask. Dan arts are notable for wood sculpture, including a huge variety of masks, each with unique forms and purposes.Are the most important art form of the Dan people. Artisan also produce traditional wooden spoons and. Are the most important art form of the. The Dan people refer to these masks as. Terms that refers both to the phyiscial mask and the individual spirits the mask is believed to embody during masquerade performances. Masks are a prevalent art form in Ivory Coast. The variety and intricacy of masks created by the people of Ivory Coast is rivaled by none. They are used mostly for representative reasons; they can symbolize lesser deities, the souls of the deceased, and even caricatures of animals.
They are considered sacred and very dangerous; as such, only certain powerful individuals and families are permitted to own them, and only specially-trained individuals may wear the masks. It is held to be dangerous for others to wear ceremonial masks, because it is believed that each mask has a soul, or.And that when a person's face comes in contact with the inside of the mask, the person is transformed into the entity the mask represents. Are all known for their wooden carvings. The item "African Mask from the tribe of DAN West Africa (Ivory Coast, East Liberia)" is in sale since Sunday, January 12, 2014.
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