Dan People of Africa Fertility Figure (ART10126)Dan People of Africa Fertility Figure (ART10126)Dan People of Africa Fertility Figure (ART10126)Dan People of Africa Fertility Figure (ART10126)Dan People of Africa Fertility Figure (ART10126)

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

Price: $1,200.00

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