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Big spoon Dan Wakémia (N° 18766)

Usual objects in African art. Wakémia spoon whose handle, embellished with friezes of cowries, ends in an elegant horn pattern. Grainy, satiny patina.
Height on pedestal: 54 cm.
The tribal art of the dan also produces objects of daily use, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakémia, used during 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 joyfully wield it during the "dances of the hospitable woman". For the Dan of the Ivory Coast, also called Yacouba, two very distinct worlds 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. In order for these spirits to establish themselves, a specific area of the forest is designated and always preserved outside the Dan villages. Sacrifices are also required in order to communicate through these spirits. Different types of dan masks have been identified, each with a specific function.  

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Originex-collection française
EthnyDan
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Material(s)wood
Height49
Width15
Weight0.55 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°
Socle includedYes

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