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A Kwele mask

Gabon.

The Kwele masks of Gabon are used during initiation ceremonies and or at the end of a mourning period. The masks represent the spirits of the forest. The face of the masks are normally painted with white kaolin, the white represents the spirit world (peace and tranquility). Owners do not wear Kwele masks during ceremonies, instead they are shown to the audience. Kwele masks are controlled by the Bwete association, which maintains social order. Made out of wood.

H 26 cm.

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Hamerprijs: € 100

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