DAN, IVORY COAST
WOOD, METAL, NATURAL FIBRES, , HEIGHT 28CM
The Dan have a large assortment of different masks for all occasions. This mask is from the northern area with its smooth finish, high forehead, upturned nose, and protruding mouth. The rich brown patina is achieved by immersing the mask in mud. It is decorated with tin metal strips which are strategically placed to enhance certain features like the eyes, and natural fibres for hair and beard.