African art > Usual african items > Spoon Dan
The usual objects in African art.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects for everyday use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia , used in festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospitable woman. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will gladly brandish it at the Hospital Woman's ". As in many cases, this spoon features a handle featuring a female body with curved muscles, adorned with traditional body scarifications. Erosions on the upper edge. Light brown, grainy skate.
For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, also called Yacouba, two distinct universes are opposed: that of the village, composed of its inhabitants, its animals, and that of the forest, its vegetation and the animals and spirits that populate it. For ...