XL Baga Nimba African Shoulder Mask – Paulski Art
XL Baga Nimba African Shoulder Mask

$2,500.00
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Dimensions: 14" Wide x 21" Deep x 44" Tall ( VERY LARGE)
Origin: Southern Region of Guinea
Age: Late 20th Century
Condition: Used and in Excellent Condition
Material: Hardwood & Ornamental Metal Finish
Finish Tone: Dark Espresso / Walnut Patina

ABOUT MASK/FIGURINE

Carved to represent the dignifying shape of a woman role model & mother, this spectacular sculpture is named “Nimba” or “D’mba” in origin Guinea Bissau. The mask is sculpted from a single piece of hardwood and is one of the heaviest masks from Africa. The sculpture’s figure is a testament to her raising and nursing her infants with selfless dedication.

D’mba sculptures are traditionally a dance mask and worn over the shoulders during a ceremony. Each mask over time has been decorated differently with many being plain and a select few highly decorated with metal plates, brass tacks and jewelry. Mask featured in this listing has a highly detailed and ornate metal finish which is extremely rare and simply jaw dropping. D'mba sculptures are a perfect collector item and a corner statement piece guaranteed to demand EVERYONE'S attention. Simply look at the images.

Please note: Old figurines/mask will always have some form of wear, cracks and or chips. This is common with old African pieces and makes them even more unique.

MASK FACTS

- Pablo Picasso was inspired by and even bought a Nimba Sculpture of his own in 1928.
- Small legs were carved to provide support and easily balance over the shoulders during a ceremonial dance.
- Nimba masks were used for ceremonial dances. Raffia Skirt would be used to hide the dancer.
- Nimba was also seen as a goddess of fertility.

SHIPPING & RETURN

We require 5-7 business days to process and package the figurine. Shipping will be done via LTL Freight Trucking or UPS Cargo Ground. Returns are not accepted for this piece so please ask any questions you may have as we will be happy to answer those. Thank you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


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?

Yes! Outside of the U.S, we ship to Canada and most of the EU. If interested in one of our products with no international shipping, kindly contact us and we can accommodate your request. International orders will be shipped via USPS or 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?

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