231250 - Traditional African Dan Ouobe singing mask - Ivory Coast
Traditional African Dan Ouobe singing mask - Ivory Coast
Height; 35 cm, with 6 brass bells.
This Dan mask was collected between 1960 and 1970 and ended up in my private collection in 1994
Dan Ouobe singing masks are traditional works of art originating from the Dan tribe in Ivory Coast, West Africa. These carved wooden masks are decorated with pearls, cowrie shells and copper, which gives them great visual richness.
Dan Ouobe singing masks are used during important ritual ceremonies and festivities. They are worn by dancers and singers who sing traditional songs to communicate with spirits and honor ancestors. These masks are distinguished by their expressive facial features, including large almond-shaped eyes and an open mouth.
Colorful beads, cowrie shells and copper add lively accents to the whole. Dan Ouobe singing masks are fascinating works of art that demonstrate the cultural and artistic richness of the Dan tribe of Ivory Coast.