Hand carved African BAGLE Mask with Cowriess & Clothfrom the DAN tribe in Liberia
Among the Dan people masks are used by individual lineage members for social control, boy’s circumcision camps, and entertainment.
Dan people have achieved notoriety in the area for their entertainment festivals which were historically village ceremonies, but are today performed largely for honorable visitors or tourists.
The Dan masks show an opposition between female beauty and gentleness and male fierceness and power. The Bagle masks are worn to entertain.
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