Kwele Antelope Mask

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Story

The masks of the Kwele, a little-investigated ethnic group of northeast Gabon and the adjacent area of Cameroon and the Republic of Congo, are associated with the beete association, which maintains order. The masks are also used in initiation rites and at the end of periods of mourning. Representing benevolent forest spirits, they have zoomorphic or anthropomorphic traits, or a combination of two. The faces are usually painted in white kaolin earth, a pigment associated by the Kwele with light and clarity, the two essential factors in the fight against evil.


Materials

Hard Wood, Cowrie Shells


Colors

Cream, Natural Brown, Black

Each is one-of-a-kind and possesses its own unique personality. Variations between items received and images shown can occur. Each pillow is French-seamed and features a concealed zipper closure.


Origin

Cameroon and the Republic of Congo


Care & Maintenance

Dust with a microfiber cloth to clean if necessary. Style indoors in a dry place.


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