The Dan people are an ethnic group in West Africa, primarily located in Ivory Coast and Liberia. Dan art is known for its intricate carvings and details, particularly in the production of masks and statues.
Dan masks are used in important social and religious ceremonies, such as funerals, initiation rites, and harvest festivals. The masks are often decorated with sophisticated geometric patterns and are designed to represent different spirits and deities in Dan mythology. They are believed to have spiritual power and are used to communicate with the spiritual world.