KWELE ART, Gabon


Kwele
Currency 8
19.5" high
$300

 

 Kwele
Currency 11
19.5" high
$300 

These Kwele forms have been vetted as authentic.



 KWELE
Mask 25
19" high
$600

  KWELE
Mask 26
19" high
$600
 


 

KWELE
Mask 4
16" high
$350

KWELE
Mask 17
16" high
$250
 

 

KWELE
Mask 5
9" high
$200
 


These Kwele masks show no evidence of age or use and were probably made to be sold.

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KWELE ART, Gabon

Kwele masks are controlled by the Bwete association, which maintains social order. They are used in ceremonies to promote well-being and community. Some did not have eye slits and were shown to onlookers rather than worn. The horn motifs echo the heart shaped face, The masks are considered to be among the most beautiful in African art.

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