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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