Global Art & Artifacts

liberia

Dan Peoples.  Transformational. Distressed Mask.  Cote d’Ivoire

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    The Dan people inhabit the mountainous west-central Cote d’Ivoire and adjacent areas of Liberia.  They are closely related to the Guere peoples to the south.   Masks are the single most paramount form of artwork created by the Dan, creating a bridge between the supernatural and physical… Continue reading

Old Spiritual Dan People Mask.  Wood.  Liberia. Africa

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

    Dan masks are so very intriguing!   In the 9th Century, the Dan people migrated from western Sudan region to the north which is part of (present day) Mali.  Then, because of conflict, they migrated to Cote D’Ivoire . . .  and – present day –… Continue reading

Dan Poro Ceremonial Mask. Wood. Spiritual realm. Secret Society. Wood. Liberia. Africa

Click the photo above for a larger version and more pictures

  The Dan people – an ethnolinguistic grouping – has presence in the mountainous areas of Côte d’Ivoire and adjacent areas of Liberia.  This particular mask is from Liberia and specifically  used by the Poro . . .  a secret society where only males are admitted.  … Continue reading
Search EsotericStuff.com
SERIOUS COLLECTORS

NOTE to the Art Collector, Gallery Owner, Dealer or Academic: click here for items unique to your requirements.

Product Categories
CContainers
Bowls, Boxes, Bells, Gongs, Medicine Holders. Containers not considered vessels
FFurniture / Furnishings
Furniture, Furnishings, Wall Hangings, Screens, Lamps, Display Pieces, Pedestals, Paintings
MMasks
Masks and Headgear
RReference / Research
Maps, Books and Materials
SStatues & Figures
Statues, Sculptures, Figures, Heads & Busts
VVessels & Vases
Vessels, Urns, Vases, Incense Burners, Censers
WWeapons
Knives, Swords, Letter Openers, Phurbas, Spears, Blowpipes
OOther not categorized
Other and miscellaneous such as Jewelry, Musical Instruments, Games, Garments, Skulls