Dimensions: 19" X 18" X 20"H Date: Early 20th Century Royal Bwoom Mask Tribe: Kuba, Kasai Region of the Democratic Republic of Congo ( DRC) Medium: Wood, Glass Beads, Cowrie Shells, Textile, Copper Alloy and Plant Fiber Region: Central Africa
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!
Known to locals as "Bwoom", this mask was once a part of a triad of masks utilized at funerals, initiations and other public affairs/ceremonies to emphasize the origins of Kuba kingship and to personify the great culture heroes of the past. Bwoom is variously described as a commoner, a prince, or as a rival who competes with the king for the love of a woman. Embellished with cowrie shells, beads, seed pods, copper sheeting, goatskin, and hair, Bwoom is one of the most unique and beautiful masks originating from the DRC.
Please note these are traditional/old masks. Imperfections are to be expected such as dings, broken cowrie shells and minor cracks. We do our best to showcase the mask using as many photos as possible. Mask is in excellent condition.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
We require 3-5 business 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.
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