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Kwele Mask, Congo

 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. 

17cm x 27cm x 10cm

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