AFRICAN Dan-Kran Ivory Coast Liberia A very old chimpanzee mask of the Dan-Kran-25/14.8 CM. An unusually old mask of the Dan-Kran, depicting a monkey (chimpanzee or guenon). The dances of the’Kagle masks’ in the villages of the Dan-Kran are wild and aggressive, and involve full body costumes and hooked sticks. The present’Kagle mask’, made of hard yet lightweight wood and dyed black, displays characteristic forms: a short, bulging forehead, deep-set, triangular eyes, protruding, triangular cheeks and a large, open mouth. At the top of the head is a (typical) iron pin. The present’Kagle mask’ is an especially old type, as suggested by the rectangular (rather than round) shape of the fastening eyelets for the mask costume along the edge of the mask, as well as by its tongue, which is made of red dyed terracotta. It also features black-dyed terracotta under the eyes and on the top of the head. An extraordinarily good piece with matching old usage patina. SIZE OF THE MASK. An original patina covers the item. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Masks”. The seller is “naga_4823″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available
- Time Period Manufactured: 1600-1900
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Liberia
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Culture: African