Dan Masks(38 items)
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I purchased three amazing masks for an art wall and this is one of the amzing masks that I chose. I was so impressed when I received it - true to the on-line pictures and perfect for what I had envisioned!!! Thank you Novica and the wonderful artists who helped create this work of art!
Wonderful piece that works with modern decor
Love this website for its items, cause and support of artisans around the world. I have ordered many itmens and pvery pleased with each.
Salihu Ibrahim Hand-carved wood masks and sculptures
"I worked with the chief's head carver for about 15 years, during which time I learned the various styles and techniques of Ashanti and Akwamu traditional methods of wood carving."
"My name is Salihu Ibrahim, and I was born in the eastern region of Ghana in 1964. My father... read more
Popular Dan Masks
Unique African Wood Mask, "Protecting the Unborn"$217.99
Whispering words of encouragement, this is a protective spirit for women throughout pregnancy, and a celebratory spirit when the baby is born. The mysterious personage represents the Dan people who inhabit the mountainous regions of the Ivory Coast. Renowned for their mask tradition, they ably depict an astonishing range of expression in their hand-carved works. Salihu Ibrahim creates a faithful replica with this authentic African mask.
Hand Carved Dan Tribe African Mask, "Dan Protector"$99.99
With attentive eyes and an open mouth, a youthful personage seems to listen intently. This African mask by Emmanuel Opoku Asante is framed with raffia hair. "Among the Dan people of Ghana, such masks are used to regulate disagreements and to protect children," he explains.
Black and White Dan Tribal African Mask, "Peacemaker"
Seemingly surprised, a sleek personage with red lips observes those around him. Abdulai Osman Adam carves a handsome mask representative of the Dan people of Liberia and the Ivory Coast. "Such masks are used to regulate disagreements, the Ghanaian artisan explains. "They are also thought to protect children."
Hand Crafted Wood Wall Mask, "Dan Mediator"$69.99
Speaking in a low voice, a gentle personage wears a contemplative expression. Burnished contours exhibit proud inner strength, hand carved from African sese wood. Salihu Ibrahim portrays a personage from the Dan people who inhabit the mountainous regions of Cote d'Ivoire. This mask is thought to play a mediating role between humans and the supreme being.