African art > Spoons, ladles > Dan spoon

Dan spoon (N° 22970)

Everyday objects in African art.
Dan tribal art also produces utilitarian and prestigious objects, including the famous carved wooden spoons, Wakemia, used during festive ceremonies, and granted by the villagers to a particularly generous and hospital. The woman will use it to serve the meal and will wave it happily during the "hospitable woman's dances". As in many cases, this spoon has an anthropomorphic handle, here a female bust decorated with traditional body scarifications. Abraded black patina.
Minimal desication cracks. br /> For the Dan of Côte d'Ivoire, also called Yacouba, two very distinct universes oppose each other: that of the village, made up of its inhabitants, its animals, and that of the forest, its vegetation and the animals and spirits that live there. populate. For these spirits to settle, a specific area of ​​the forest is designated and still preserved outside the dan villages. Sacrifices are also required in order to communicate through these spirits. Different types of dan masks have been listed, each with a specific function.  

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Originex-collection française
Countrycôte d'ivoire
Height cm61
Width12 cm
Weight1.45 Kg
Socle includedYes

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