PLEASE NOTE: Antique masks will typically have aging signs, fading in wood, minor chips/crack lines ETC. Kindly review images as we do our best to show all sides but cannot guarantee we capture every detail.
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!
Dimensions: 17” x 10” x 6”
Materials: Hardwood Carved Mask with Cowrie shells, Detailed Beading and Metal work.
Tribal Background: Beaded Baule Mask
Age: Second Half 20th Century
Baule mask also known as Goli masks originate from West African countries that include Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. Depictions of their masks are known to be lifelike and closely resemble their subjects compared to other African countries that typically take a more abstract approach to their masks. Baule masks are typically used in tribal dances during harvest festivals, in processions to honor guests and at funerals of highly acknowledged members. If you have any questions pertaining to this mask, please feel free to contact us.
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". These are also sold on Etsy and would be best to contact a seller for more information and assistance.
SHIPPING & RETURNS ( US & CANADA)
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.