PLEASE NOTE: Antique masks will typically hair cracks, chips and also breaks that have been repaired. Kindly check images carefully.
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!
MASK: BWA PLANK HAWK MASK
Origin – Bwa, Burkina Faso
Culture: Hounde Region
Type – Face Mask
Dimensions – 41” x 12” x 5”
Material/Medium – Wood, pigment/painted in black, red and white
Estimated Age – Early 20th Century
Authenticity – 100% Authentic and Vintage African Mask (Auction Acquired)
All Bwa masks represent nature spirits. They typically depict a falcon, sparrow-hawk, or bat, but not a butterfly, as is frequently maintained. Butterfly masks are categorized by a number of target-like circles distributed across the face. The zigzag or grid motif framing the face in this mask signifies the "Ancestral path" which every Bwa must follow in order to master life.
IMPERFECTIONS AND REPAIRS (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY)
- Beak hairline cracks/fractures professionally glued back and repaired. Please see images or ask questions.
- Given the old age and environment the mask originated from; Cracks, chips, dents, faded paint and some broken parts are common with any African antique mask. Please review images carefully. We investigate our masks thoroughly and do our best to highlight all details in our pictures. Above all this adds to the beauty and authenticity of each original mask.
SHIPPING AND RETURN
- All our masks are professionally boxed and shipped by our packaging partners who specialize in antiquities and collector items. Depending on the size of the mask, shipping will be done via UPS or LTL door to door service.
- Our return policy is strictly 14 days upon delivery. We ask that you contact us immediately if you decide to return a mask. All return shipping and insurance to the mask is paid by the customer. Damaged masks upon arrival will not be accepted and refund will be voided. We typically inspect each mask requiring 24-72 hours prior to issuing a refund to the source of payment used. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.