The Kwele live south of Gabon and northern Republic of Congo in the Ogooué basin.
In a context of a civilisations which include the Fang, Kota, Tsogo,Mahongwe, etc.)
The Tsogo or Mitsogo are part of the Bantu people of Central Africa established in Ngounié, Gabon.
Neighbours of the Kwele, the Fang, the Pende, the Kota, they are traditional farmers.
The Fang are located in Central Africa.
There are about 500,000 in Gabon, and 600,000 in Equatorial Guinea. There are also minority Fang in Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville and Sao Tome and Principe.
This mask belongs to the Pende of the west, (Congo).
Typical of the Kwilu style, it has a specific style called “Mbangu”.
This is a chameleon mask from the Kuba-Ngeende people who were integrated into the eastern part of the Kuba kingdom during the sixteenth century, in Congo.
The Bakongo/ Kongo are a people of Central Africa established on the Atlantic coast of Pointe-Noire in the north (Republic of Congo) to Luanda (Angola) to the south and into the province of Bandundu (Democratic Republic of Congo)
The Grebo are a people of West Africa present in east-central and south-eastern Liberia and western Ivory coast, in a largely forested area.
The Yaka/ Bayaka people live in Southwestern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Angola.
The Lele/ Bashilele/ Usilele people, leave in the west edge of the Kasai-Occidental Province, west of the Kasai River, north of the Pende.
The Eket are a sub-group of the Ibibio people.
The Eket have a form of caste or class society, with the Amama being the highest caste...
The Luba are one of the Bantu peoples of Central Africa, and the largest ethnic group in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The Igbo people inhabits both sides of the Niger river.
Over the years Ibo people have embraced a great variety of beliefs and art styles from neighboring tribes.
The Grebo are a West African people in east-central and south-eastern Liberia and western Ivory Coast, in a largely forested area.
The Toma live in the rain forest, northwest of Liberia, western Sierra Leone, and eastern Guinea.
This flat mask stems from the area of the upper Ogowe and is used in ceremonies of the secret society KIDUMU.