This is a lovey Kwele Carved Plank Mask from Gabon on the Western Coast of Africa. Kwele masks are controlled by the Bwete association, which maintains social order. The Kwele masks represent the spirits of the forest and the bush and are presented during initiation ceremonies and or at the end of a mourning period to promote well-being within a community. The Kwele masks act as intermediaries between the world of the bush and that of the village. These Kwele masks have human features and animal features. The 'eyes' are narrow, almond-shaped slits or cowrie-shaped eyes (wide arced eyebrows) with a small pointed triangular nose. Eye hole's are not always apparent. The Kwele mask is mostly heart shaped with the mouth being very close to the chin. Each mask is one of a kind. This mask would be a wonderful addition to your collection or home.
Mask shows age, but in good condition.
7 1/2" wide
2 1/2" deep
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