Origin unclear. Made of wood, rope, Burlap, shells and animal tusks. Hand carved
25" x 16"
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Considering these images and available information, this item is:
A Deangle face mask, originally from the Dan people of Liberia. These type of masks are considered generally feminine spirit with slit eyes, exaggerated and protruding lips often considered attributes of senufo people.
The Dan people refer to these masks as gle or ge, terms that refers both to the physical mask and the individual spirits the mask is believed to embody during masquerade performances.
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