DAN SPOONS ARCHIVES, Liberia

The Dan spoons below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Dan spoons GO TO DAN SPOONS PAGE.

 

DAN
Spoon 31
18.5" high
SOLD

DAN
Spoon 3
21.5" high
SOLD

The above spoon ( 31) has been vetted as being authentic, with evidence of age or use.
It has been evaluated by a French expert as dating from the early 20th century.

 

DAN
Spoon 34
SOLD

DAN
Spoon 37

SOLD

DAN
Spoon 35
SOLD

 

DAN
Spoon 32
SOLD

 

DAN Spoon 6
SOLD

 

DAN Spoon 10
SOLD

 

DAN Spoon
Figures

 

DAN Spoon
Figures

Photographs © Tim Hamill

DAN, WUNKIRMIAN FEAST LADLES, Liberia and Ivory Coast

Large ceremonial ladles are carved to honor a particular Dan woman from each village quarter who has distinguished herself among her fellow women by generosity and hospitality. At special feasts, she dances with the ladle and directs the distribution of rice to those assembled. An elderly honoree passes the ladle and the honor on to the one she sees fit as a successor.

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