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This is a stunning, lightweight mask, in warm chestnut, with black shading and iridescent golden antlers. The eye holes are a beautiful shape and nicely sized for clear vision. This mask is a smaller and more stylized Stag than the others I may still have available. It measures about 7 1/2" straight across the back, and 14 1/2 " from lower side point to top antler point. A double strand of elastic tie can be adjusted for your comfort, and has the ends finished with cylindrical beads that might just be made of horn or bone. This could be a mask to wear to a faire, a festival, or part of a Master of the Hunt costume for ritual or holiday.

Inspired by the relevance of ancient stories and myth in this age of digital confusion, I begin with an idea; a persona, character, or creature that intrigues me or persists in dreams.. I create my masks by hand from start to finish. After working up the idea on paper, I transfer the design to 3-4 oz vegetable tanned leather, and cut it out. Next, I water form and heat sculpt the shape dimensionally. Even similar designs take on a slightly different shape, so every mask is unique! I either airbrush or hand paint with acrylics, depending on the design, and seal it with a clear acrylic top coat for more durability and moisture resistance. However, the masks are not weatherproof and shouldn't be worn in the rain... I coat the inside of each one with a non-latex sealant that helps resist perspiration; I occasionally add felt lining at the bridge of the nose and brow for comfort. The adjustable double strand of elastic is secured by grommets set into the leather. Also, as their artist, I have signed each by hand, on the interior surface.

It's difficult to explain the energy that each of these creations requires... there is music added, love, physical strength, and a period of intense spiritual flow that defies time, during the making of each... I really hope that you enjoy their magic and respect the special nature of their being!

Leather stag mask with horns, Cernunnos, or young deer with antlers


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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, airbrushed acrylics, elastic, beads, sealant, energy, courage, time, love
  • Only ships within United States.
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