PLEASE NOTE: Antique masks will typically have aging signs, fading in wood, minor chips/crack lines. Kindly review images as we do our best to show all sides.
Dimensions: 17” x 10” x 8” Materials: Hardwood Carved Mask with Cowrie shells, Beading and Metal work. Tribal Background: Punu Lumbo African Mask Age: Second Half 20th Century
HISTORY BEHIND OUR MASKS
Paulski Art strives to deliver collectible and authentic African masks from regions across the African continent. We examine our pieces thoroughly and do our best to photograph each section of a mask so a buyer/collector can have a full understanding of what they’re purchasing without any surprises. That is our promise!
A Punu-Lumbo mask is a tribal mask native to the Ogooué River basin in Gabon, especially in the south of Ngounié Province. PUNU tribal masks are typically characterized with coiffure and pigmented face, including geometric scarifications. Representing female ancestors, the masks are usually painted white as a symbol for purity and peace. Alternatively colorful beads and metal jewelry are sometimes used for highly intricate/rare pieces such as the one here.
Please note these are traditional/old masks. Imperfections are to be expected such as dings, broken cowrie shells and minor cracks (This is normal). We do our best to showcase the mask using as many photos as possible. Mask is in excellent condition.
HOW TO HANG/DISPLAY MASK
All our masks come with a hanging string on the rear for wall display. If you prefer displaying on a table or window bay, we advise you to look for a "Metal V Display Stand" specifically made for displaying masks.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
We require 3-5 days to process and package each order carefully. All shipping will be made via UPS Ground. Our return policy is strictly 14 days from the time you receive your order and confirmed as delivered. All returns are paid by the customer regardless of reason/cause. All returns must be in their original shipped condition.
If you have issues or problems with your order, we ask that you contact us directly to see if we can assist you in anyway or replace an order. Your satisfaction is our highest priority.