Dan Masks(38 items)
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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
Hand Crafted Ivory Coast Mask, "Dan Beauty"$87.99
Rita Addo Zakour demonstrates her creative skills with this delightful African mask. Covered by symmetrical motifs, the face depicts a demure and beautiful woman. The piece is carved by hand from native sese wood and richly embellished with embossed aluminum and brass. Its style comes from the Dan people of Cote d'Ivoire and Liberia.
Black and White Dan Tribal African Mask, "Peacemaker"$49.99
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."
Unique African Wood Mask, "Protecting the Unborn"$214.99
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.
Liberian Wood Mask, "Spirit of Darkness"$209.99
Carved by hand of sese wood, this mask honors the beliefs and customs of Liberia's Dan community. Salihu Ibrahim decorates the expressive mask with jute braids and beard. "I think this mask is among the most unique pieces I've crafted," says the master carver. Believed to depict the spirit of darkness, the mask is credited with bringing success in hunting and in business.