231023 - African Kran Mask from the Dan People - Liberia.


Mask from the Dan people in Liberia.
Height; 40 cm.
The Kran ethnic subgroup of the Dan people, and are also known as the We or Guere, living primarily in Liberia. The Kran people are charged with maintaining social control, including judicial functions, as well as officiating at harvest ceremonies and funerals. They use masks such as these to confer authority on the wearer in the performance of his important community functions.