Global Art & Artifacts


Dan Peoples Wooden Mask.  Zakpai.  Runner. Northern Dan.  Cote D’ivoire. Africa

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  I love this mask . . .  primitive yet so very elegant!   A typical “male” Dan mask (round eye holes) known as the “fire runner” or “zakpai”.  They were worn by young men who ran through the villages of the northern Dan tribes dressed in full… Continue reading

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