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Dan

Eberhard Fischer

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online January 1998 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Mande-speaking agricultural people of north-east Liberia and the neighbouring regions of Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire. Numbering some 300,000 by the 1990s, the Dan live mainly to the east and west of the upper Cavally River. The Dan and the neighbouring Mano in Liberia share many cultural traits with Toura in Côte d’Ivoire, the We (also known as Guere, Ngere or Kran) and the Wobe, although they differ linguistically from these Kwa-speaking peoples. The most important

Keywords: Introduction; Mask and masquerade; Figure sculpture; Spoons and ladles; Other arts; Artists

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Subjects: Art

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