Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask
Antique African Mask

PaulskiArt

Antique African Mask

Regular price $780.00

PLEASE NOTE: Antique masks will typically have 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: BUFFALO / BUSH SPIRIT

Origin – Black Volta River Region, Burkina Faso
Culture: Nunuma or Winiama People
Type – Face Mask
Dimensions – 26” x 19” x 10”
Material/Medium – Harwood, pigment/painted in black, red and white
Estimated Age – Early 20th Century
Authenticity – 100% Authentic and Vintage African Mask (Auction Acquired)

The Nunuma live southwest of the Mossi Plateau, to the east of the Marka Dafing and the Bwa. They are often referred to as "Gurunsi" even though the Nunuma themselves consider this a pejorative term. In their masks, traits of a buffalo are sometimes combined with a bird, both animals signifying nature spirits. Such masks were worn by initiated young men at burial services, or in order to rid the village of destructive forces.

IMPERFECTIONS AND REPAIRS

- Fracture lines and breaks to horn were professionally repaired to sustain masks longevity while maintaining its authentic look. Carefully review images in detail.
- 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. 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 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.