Songye Kifwebe African Mask – Paulski Art
Songye Kifwebe African Mask



PLEASE NOTE: Antique masks will typically have aging signs, fading in wood, minor chips/crack lines.

Dimensions: 20”H x 12”W x 11"D
Materials: Wood with chalk white paint and maroon stain
Tribal Background: Songye/Kifwebe of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Age: Second Half 20th Century


Kifwebe masks belong to the accoutrements of a society of the same name that to this day enjoys extreme respect among the eastern Songye. The masks are usually designed as a single entity or will sometimes be adorned with raffia surrounding the face. The masks are worn by men who protect their ruler also in the face of war. Common feature of any Songye masks is the "Smooch", a puckered lip gesture.


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


Most African masks require the use of a "Metal V Display Stand". These are great for holding African masks if your intention is to display this on a table top, window bay etc. These are easily available on marketplaces such as Etsy and Ebay. Please note we do not supply these.


We require 2-4 business days to process and package each order carefully. All shipping will be made via FedEx 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 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.