Masque Wé

En vente sur le site "Dan Wee mask (N'gere, Kono)-FIERCE Liberia. Wood, vegetal fiber, metal tacks, pigment. Height 15 inches, width 6.5 inches, depth 6 inches. Patina is encrusted. It is of a form that can be attributed to a number of these closely related tribal groups including the major people the Dan and also to the Wee formerly identifed as Kono and the N’gere, who are located primarily in the Ivory Coast. Masks of this type served to initiate young boys into adult society, punish malefactors and exercise social control among the people of various ethnic groups in present day Liberia and the Ivory Coast. "