Passport mask of the Kran type from the DAN - Ivory Coast
African Tribal Passport mask of the Kran type from the DAN People - Ivory Coast
Miniature masks, also called "passport masks" are sculpted to accommodate the ancestral spirits, like the large masks. Their main function is to protect the person wearing it, especially against witchcraft. But it can also be used for divination or be an altar object for which offerings can be made. Finally, it allows to certify the rank of the wearer, as well as his parentage.