These hand-made Masks may vary slightly from the photograph. 9" long x 6" wide. Made in Mali. A-WC077
Dan masks have a typically high forehead, pouting mouth and pointed chin. They may also have scarification marks like the line that splits the forehead and nose in our example above. Dan masks are carved in wood and stained with a brown dye.
Dan masks are sacred objects. Dan masks are used for protection and as a channel for communication with the spirit world.