The Dan people originated in a northern section of western Sudan, what is now part of Mali and Guinea. As early as the 8th century, they began migrating towards the Ivory Coast, and eventually Liberia. The area in which the Dan occupy is acutely remote and isolated. The landscape has made for difficult passage to the Christian missionaries, allowing the majority of Dan to continue practicing their traditional animist beliefs. Than Dan believe that the world is divided into to realms; the human realm, surrounded by the village and people, and the spirit realm, residing in the forest encompassed by spirits and wild animals. In order to connect with the supernatural realm, the Dan people create masks and figures to "transform" themselves into spirits. In regard to fertility figures, the Dan people have created them to promote fertility and pregnancy within their tribe. This particular figure is at least 90 years old and features the iconic "checkerboard" markings that the Dan people are known for.
Measurements: 28.5in X 6in X 6.5in
***Our preferred method of payment is with PayPal and we can ship it to you faster if we are paid via PayPal. The best part is that you don’t even need a PayPal account to pay with your credit or debit card. You can use a guest account for free with zero commitment! No need to sign up! Simply send us your email address and we will invoice you for your purchase and you can pay as a guest with your credit or debit card through PayPal! It’s simple, fast and easy and ensures your purchase is shipped quickly.
Want more photos? Just ask!
If you want to pay another way, just message us!
*Our in house gemologist verifies all of our stones and diamonds*
We attempt to describe all our items as completely and accurately as possible. However, if you have a question, please don't hesitate to contact us! We want you to be a happy buyer and be 100% satisfied with your purchase.
If a ring is at or under a size 5, we will size up to a size 7 at no charge
We offer layaway on items over $200. See our policies for more details.
Shipping price reflects the care in packaging and a large enough box to get it to you safely.
If shipping is estimated over than $1, we will refund you the difference.
Shipping price includes insurance.