Kwele Buck Mask, Gabon
The Kwele people believe in witchcraft and blame all of their misfortune on its influence. They protect themselves against witchcraft with the ‘beete’ ritual – this ritual involves purification by the spirits. Kwele masks are worn during the ritual and represent the antelope whose flesh is eaten at the end of the ritual.
Size approx. (incl. stand)
14cm x 56cm x 14cm
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