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African face mask - DAN / YACOUBA - Liberia

Lot reference 12780463
African face mask -  DAN / YACOUBA - Liberia

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21st century - good condition

African face masker, DAN / YACOUBA tribe Liberia.

High ca. 32 cm / 12.6 inch.
Length ca. 24 cm / 9.45 inch.
Weight 1165 gram.
Material: Wood, rope, fabric, cauri shells.

The carrier of the mask and its owner come from a very high rank in the hierarchy of the village.
Their appearance, during masked festivities, solve all the conflicts which could not be solved by the chief of the village.
Those who do not respect the masks commit a serious crime against their society and their religion.

Ceremonies of DAN masks are very hierarchical:
some appear only to entertain the crowd, whereas others are mute or endowed to speak.
The majority of them speaks and sings, their voice can manifest itself through music.

Generally crafted in a very hard wood, they are polished with the leaves of a tree which is similar to sandpaper, and then painted in black using a vegetable dye (latex, soot...).

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United States $32.85
Austria $35.20
Belgium $12.91
Canada $35.20
Denmark $29.33
France $19.94
Germany $19.94
Ireland $34.02
Italy $29.33
Luxembourg $19.94
Netherlands $11.73
Norway $38.72
Poland $31.68
Portugal $32.85
Spain $32.85
Sweden $31.68
Switzerland $32.26
United Kingdom $21.12
Rest of Europe $41.06
Anywhere else $52.79

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