Hand Carved Sese Wood and Jute West African Wall Mask, "Dan"
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With a stern look and a scraggly beard, this mask is sure to add a unique accent to your home decor. Emmanuel Opoku Asante presents this mask of West African origin, meticulously crafted by hand from sese wood and jute, and featuring a rustic finish. The design is named after the Dan people of Liberia, who wear these masks during male initiation ceremonies and believe that the masks embody spirits.
- 3.70 kgs
- 8.2 lbs
- 49 cm H x 32 cm W x 22 cm D
- 19.25" H x 12.5" W x 8.75" D
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Emmanuel Opoku Asante has received 4 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $300 and the most recent for $800.
This artist positively impacts their community through job creation and provides jobs for 2 or more people.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.
"The Dan Mask is Awesome!"
I received this mask yesterday and expected to hear the Spirits chanting as I did when the Dan Protector mask arrived, or the sweet sounds of love from the Northern Water Spirit Mask. But the Dan Mask was quiet. A simple, "pay attention to me," is all they said. When these masks arrive I tell the Spirit, "we serve Jesus in this house." They comply, and we live happily.
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