Cameroon, Gabon and Congo

The Kwele population is living in the area between the Dja and the Ivindo rivers after having escaped from neighbour tribes threatening them with rifles which they had obtained from the Europeans.
Their art first and foremost consists of two variations of masks: Ekuk which looks like an antelope and Gon which looks like a gorilla.
Both masks are used in the Beete rituals which are performed with the purpose of extinguishing the evil in the shape of diseases which they believe are caused by witchcraft.

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Fine Tribal & Modern Art Gallery