Dan, also known as Gio or Yakuba, are an ethnolinguistic group inhabiting the mountains of western central Côte d'Ivoire and adjacent areas of Liberia. Dan belongs to the southern branch of the Mandish subgroup of the Niger-Congo language family. They originated somewhere in the western or northwestern part of the modern state, perhaps in Malink (Mandingo). Dan is closely related to the southern Gere (also spelled Ngere or Guere).
African animal masks of the Dié group in African Guro art. Elephants are proud of this
Colorful mask crowned by a bird. Rectangular ears form an unusual feature
This sculpture from Ivory Coast. Scratches, erosion. gouros are organized by row
Baoulé's western neighbor. Their respective sculptures testify to their intimacy through their forms
relation. Priests and soothsayers share the main ritual functions in Guro. secret
Association worships the spirit of nature through the mask of the skeptical spirit
live. Their patron saint, called Zuzu, is enshrined by a statue on the altar. That
Ancient, cover and dyed masks in the hands of nobles, only used in large funerals or
Chief Enthroned (Kerchache)
Bwandi Bwa Kifwebe Society masks help their leaders wield economic and political power by evoking the help of supernatural forces.
Songno masks feature rows of grooves on the face of the mask, representing the underground area where the original couple appeared. Masks depict male or female spirits.
Female masks are dominated by white or retain the color of wood; male masks usually contain red.
In particular, kifwebe masks are worn during initiation and funeral ceremonies as well as in secular public performances. Masks are also danced in moon-related rituals to purify the community of evil dangers.
Actor of social order, almond-faced Dan mask with carefully drawn protruding lips, pierced
With circular track. Chunky burlap and textile hairstyles with shell-dotted beards characterize this hairstyle
Classic African sculpture from Côte d'Ivoire. Worn patina.
Face shields with circular eye sockets (called gunyeya or gunye ge) that facilitate vision are
A set of Dan masks from the North for dry season games. zapkei gego ge, a
Royal masks reserved for special events. 'danglé' embodies a squinting person, says Spötter
The ideal of beauty, playing an active role between the initiation camp and the village
This sophisticated face mask has sophisticated features that capture the beauty and pride of the women of Mamprusi in northern Ghana. Daniel Quarcoo adorns the Sese Holz mask with painted details, including her high braided hairstyle. Her forehead is decorated with hand-embossed triangular brass plates.
"These types of African masks, designed to unveil the magician, are carved on the eve of the ceremony. That
Strict facets should counteract mystical powers. Accompanied by words, gestures, dances, etc.
Sacrifice, it also interferes with enlightenment outside the mundane sight. Velvet matte patina. erosion,
The appearance of these masks, usually coated with kaolin (white evokes
ancestors), in the middle of the night, may cause fear. Ngil males used this type of mask
A society that no longer exists today. This secret society is responsible for empowerment and opposes empowerment
witchcraft. ngil, a ritual of purifying fire symbolized by a gorilla and a guarantor of peace
Determine the season, place and conditions for building the village
Development of agricultural land.
The area inhabited by the Fang people is from Yaouin in Cameroon to Ogué in Cameroon
Gabon has never had a political entity. Maintain clan cohesion through religious and judicial measures
Associations like so and ngil."
Guro masks are dancing masks, and their masquerade is well known in West African villages. They serve entertainment and represent social roles. Male dancers don masks and dance competitions are held between neighboring villages.
The dance usually throws 3 characters. The first, known as Gu, was a beautiful young woman with intricately styled hair. The second is Zauri, an old man with a beard. The third number is the Zamble, a type of antelope that may be common in the area.
Human faces are often covered with decorative animal-shaped elements. The intricacy of the carving shows the creativity and skill of the artist. Revered for their elegance and attention to detail, these masks are among the finest in West Africa.
Note that there is a tear at the bottom of the back of the mask to give it more character. The Fumigation/Treatment Wood Certificate will be attached to you as a copy of the receipt.
Sculpture of the female face of Monoxyle with a sculpted figurine depicting a person or dignitary
king. He dances with the help of a man when the mask Gyela (daughter of Gu and Zamble) appears
The assistant raised his cloak. Polished color. crack. bruises.
Among the Mande groups from the south, in central Côte d'Ivoire, on the banks of the Bandama,
Organized into bloodlines, Gouro forms the western neighbor of Baoulé Who
Several features are borrowed from their work. They have been in use since the 1950s
The masks associated with the Zaouli dance refer to the genius of nature and come in two animal forms
After the mask is a third personification, believed to be the wife of the Zamblé mask,
Gu. Gu or Lu represents a young woman with beauty standards specific to Guro
Especially facial scars and files. According to the authors Fisher and Humberg in "Art's
Côte d'Ivoire", which was abandoned once the mask appeared to no longer be of public interest