Thank you very much Bob, you confirmed my suspicions about it. Also appreciate the addition of it to your website along with the mention of Kwele masks. I attached a picture of a mask I have. I do wish to get a more traditional looking one. There are ones covered in kaolin clay and flatter in shape, like the one you posted. Forest, 1140
A: Forest is referring to a recent post on March 24th which showed a much different Kwele antelope mask. This tribe makes quite a few versions of the Kwele. You can see more different ones on page 28 of Masks of the World by Ibold & Yohn. That’s five designs for the same character coming from a relatively small culture in Gabon, West Africa. I think there are several more to be found. In my opinion, Forrest should try to get all of them! Highly focused collecting can be very rewarding.