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Masque facial Kwélé Ekuk
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These gabonese masks with a concave face, in the heart, have almond eyes and a triangular nose. Generally concealed, the mouth is drawn here in the lower part of a concave face in a thin incision giving a smiling appearance. Depending on the presence of horns and their arrangement, the masks are called pipibudze, Ekuku zokou, etc. and are associated with the ancestors or spirits of the forest, " ekuk ". Tribe of the Kota group, the Kwélé , Bakwélé , live in forest on the northern border of the Republic of Congo. They live on hunting, agriculture and metallurgy. Practicing the cult called Bwété borrowed from the Ngwyes, which was accompanied by obligatory initiation rites, they used at the end of the ceremonies the masks ekuk evoking the antelope whose horns meet in a loop under the chin. ...


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Pibibuze Kwele Mask
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African art > African mask > Kwele Mask

The Kwélé, living on the northern border of Congo, are known for their highly stylized masks, whether anthropomorphic, then called pibibuze, or zoomorphs then called ekuk.
Very stylized pieces with recognizable shapes, they have soft curves and overall harmony. Often, the expression is given by the contrast play created by the use of kaolin on certain areas of the mask.
The white facies comes in the form of a heart highlighted by the overall dark patina of the rest of the room. Dense wood with erosion.

These masks were displayed during the celebration of the cult bwete, multi-day event during which men went hunting in the forest while women and children stayed in the village. On the last day, the men returned, covered with pibibuze and ekuk, meaning " spirit of ...


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Masque facial Kwele Ekuk
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African art > African mask > Kwele Mask

The African mask of the Kwele, framed by enveloping horns, is presented here in bichrome. The dark brown patina, almost laced, is highlighted by the white pigments of the kaolin.
Small erosions and shards of wood.
These masks of Gabon with a concave face, in the heart, have almond eyes and a triangular nose. Generally concealed, the mouth is here in the form of a notch giving a smiling appearance. Depending on the presence of horns and their arrangement, the masks are called pipibudze, Ekuku zokou, etc. and are associated with the ancestors or spirits of the forest, " ekuk ".Tribu of the Kota group, the Kwélé , Bakwélé , live in forest on the northern border of the Republic of Congo. They live on hunting, agriculture and metallurgy. Practicing the cult called Bwété borrowed ...


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Masque facial Kwele Ekuk
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African art > African mask > Kwele Mask

Trichromy for this African Kwele mask with a central face, pointed, framed with horns. These gabonese masks with a concave face, in the heart, have almond eyes and a triangular nose. Generally concealed, the mouth is here in the form of an incision giving a smiling appearance. Small erosions and shards of wood.
Depending on the presence of horns and their arrangement, the masks are called pipibudze, Ekuku zokou, etc. and are associated with the ancestors or spirits of the forest, " ekuk ".Tribu of the Kota group, the Kwélé , Bakwélé , live in forest on the northern border of the Republic of Congo. They live on hunting, agriculture and metallurgy. Practicing the cult called Bwété borrowed from the Ngwyes, which was accompanied by obligatory initiation rites, they used at the end of ...


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Masque facial Kwele, Bakwele
African art > African mask > Bakwele Mask

A longitudinal ridge shares this board, oval mask with three pairs of crescent arched eyes, the central pair of which is incised for vision. It forms a stylized, abstract variant of the mask at "trompe". The dark patina is chipped, shards of wood are to be noted. These gabonese masks with a concave face, in the heart, have almond eyes and a triangular nose. Depending on the presence of horns and their arrangement, the masks referring to the antelope are called pipibudze, Ekuku zokou, etc. and are associated with ancestors or forest spirits. Tribe of the Kota group, the Kwélé , Bakwélé , live in forest on the northern border of the Republic of Congo. They live on hunting, agriculture and metallurgy. Practicing the cult called Bwété borrowed from the Ngwyes, which was accompanied by ...


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Kwele Ekuk Large Face Mask
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African art > African mask > Kwélé Mask

Ex-french African art collection.
Bichromy for this African Kwele mask, which comes in the form of a panel consisting of a central face wrapped in horns. These gabonese masks with a concave face, in the heart, have almond eyes and a triangular nose. Generally concealed, the mouth is here in the form of a thin incision giving a smiling appearance. Depending on the presence of horns and their arrangement, the masks are called pipibudzé, Ekuku zokou, etc. and are associated with the ancestors or spirits of the forest, " ekuk ".Tribu of the Kota group, the Kwélé , Bakwélé , live in forest on the northern border of the Republic of Congo. They live on hunting, agriculture and metallurgy. Practicing the cult called Bwété borrowed from the Ngwyes, which was accompanied by obligatory ...


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