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Dan Déangle Mask (N° 20743)

Celebrating the beauty of Dan girls, the Déanglé mask is styled with thin, tight braids. The surface is smooth, soft and satiny. Renowned in African art, the Yacouba, also called Dan, are known for their masks and their traditional dances, sacred or profane. Their masks, of varied workmanship, are generally performed during very theatrical entertainment festivals where women play a predominant role. The "mocking" mask called Déanglé defines an ideal of beauty and benevolence because it is sculpted in honor of the young girls of the village or of renowned men. For the Dan, or Yacouba, living in the west of the Ivory Coast and in Liberia, the "dü" force that animates the world is manifested in the sculpted masks. It is in this way that it seeks to bring knowledge to man in order to give him support, and uses the channel of dreams beforehand. The spirits then indicate how to name the mask they wish to see made. These masks of different types are endowed with social, spiritual and political functions, often evolving with time.  

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OriginEx-collection française
EthnyDan
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood, plant fibre
Height24
Width16
Weight0.70 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle inclusOptional

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