This is an apparently unused basket made by the Tribal Kuchi people of Pakistan. It has great colors and design. It measures about 13 inches in diameter and is about 3 inches deep. Great for ripening fruit or to hold craft supplies, anything! or also quite awesome as simple decor.
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This one measures 13 x 7 inches. It is old and of high quality. The condition is as shown in the pictures.
The Kwele masks of Gabon are used during initiation ceremonies and or at the end of a mourning period. The masks represent the spirits of the forest. The face of the masks are normally painted with white kaolin, the white represents the spirit world (peace and tranquility.
The Kwele believe in witchcraft and blame all their personal and social ills on its influence. The Kwele protect themselves against the power of witchcraft with the 'beete' ritual.
The 'beete' is a ritual that involves purification by the spirits who are represented in the form of 'ekuk' masks. 'Ekuk' means the 'spirits of the forest' and the 'children of the beete'. Kwele masks represent the antelope whose flesh was eaten at the end of the 'beete' ritual.
Kwele masks have two large horns which sometimes encircle and frame the face. Areas of the face are often painted with white kaolin clay, the color of the spirits. Kwele 'ekuk' masks are beautifully stylised with a heart shaped face, almond shaped eyes and a small or non-existent mouth.
These are handmade 24kt plated fine silver hoops made by the Karen Hill Tribe people of Thailand. They are well known for their naturalistic designs that necessitate the use of fine silver because of the detail and organic nature of the curves and design.
These are quite lightweight and very graceful. 2" long 12g
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