XL Bwoom African Mask – Paulski Art
XL Bwoom African Mask



Dimensions: 10" X 14" X 27"H (Stand Included)
Date: Early 20th Century Royal Bwoom Mask
Tribe: Kuba, Kasai Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC)
Medium: Wood, Glass Beads, Cowrie Shells, Textile, Copper Alloy and Plant Fiber
Region: Central Africa


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!


Known to locals as "Bwoom", this mask was once a part of a triad of masks utilized at funerals, initiations and other public affairs/ceremonies to emphasize the origins of Kuba kingship and to personify the great culture heroes of the past. Bwoom is variously described as a commoner, a prince, or as a rival who competes with the king for the love of a woman. Embellished with cowrie shells, beads, seed pods, copper sheeting, goatskin, and hair, Bwoom is one of the most unique and beautiful masks originating from the DRC.


Please note these are traditional/old masks. Imperfections are to be expected such as dings, broken cowrie shells and minor cracks. We do our best to showcase the mask using as many photos as possible. Mask is in excellent condition.


We require 3-5 business 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.


Where is my order shipping from?

All orders directly placed on www.paulskiart.com will be shipped from our warehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah via UPS or USPS carriers. 

When will my order be shipped?

We require 3-4 business days to process all incoming orders. Once shipped, orders will typically take 4-6 business days (UPS/USPS) to arrive within the U.S. Canada orders can take up to 2 weeks pending any customs delays. 

Can I expedite my order?

Unfortunately we do not offer expedited shipping given we always require 3-4 business days to properly package and box up each order.

Do you offer international shipping?

We only ship to Canada at the moment. If interested in one of our products and are outside the U.S and Canada, kindly contact us and we can accommodate your request. International orders will be shipped via DHL and all shipping costs are covered by the customer. 

What is your return policy?

We offer a 14-day return policy starting from the date of delivery. Please note that all return shipping costs are the responsibility of the customer. To qualify for a refund, returned goods must be in their original condition and free of damage. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to these guidelines. Thank you 

How can I track my order?

Once your order has been shipped, an automated email containing a tracking number will be sent to the email used in your order. If you have not received this email, kindly check your spam folder as well or contact us directly.

What if I received a damaged or defective item?

All orders are carefully packaged and inspected prior to shipping. If you received a damaged item outside of the product description particularly for antique goods, then it would be our responsibility to accept the return and cover shipping costs. Please contact us via email with supporting images. 

How do I contact customer service?

Please visit our contact us page and will be sure to answer all questions within a 2 hours window.