Description: The best known tradition of using miniature
masks were by the Dan people. These small masks are
sometimes called "Passport" masks due to their use as
identification. They are often sewn onto a piece of cloth &
carried on the person in a pouch. They are miniature copies
of family masks and enable the carrier to retain contact with
the spirit embodied in the parent mask.The masks are used
to invoke benevolent spirits during secret society meetings.
They also demand offerings from initiates during initiation
ceremonies such as libations. In addition to warding off evil,
the minature masks also serve as witnesses during initiation
Included is a custom-built metal stand.
Mask dimensions: 7" height (including beard) x 2 3/4" width x 1 1/2" depth Mask on stand dimensions: 8 1/4" height x 2 3/4" width x 1 1/2" depth