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This is my own design based losely on the traditional Kyogen theater Kitsune (fox). This new design is slightly larger than my old kitsune and will fit most faces comfortably.

It is carved from one piece of leather & hand shaped, using no molds or forms. Then I painted it with a combination of colorfast Liquitex acrylics (in bright gold, red and black) & a water-based brown antique stain. The stain accentuates the natural grain of the leather & gives the whole mask the appearance of hand-finished wood. The entire mask is then sealed with a waterproof clear coat acrylic. Little imperfections are part of the charm of this piece...no two will be alike.

The mask will come with a suede loop for displaying on the wall & gold organza ties for wearing.
Signed, dated original.

Frequently asked questions about Merimask

Due to demand, the artist can only accept custom orders on a limited basis. Any design created in the past can be re-created (just check out the "sales" section to see masks that have been made). Most orders completed in three to four weeks, except during busy seasons like Halloween, the gift-giving holiday season, and Mardi Gras. Allow extra time for shipping; 2 to 3 days via Domestic USPS...8 to 16 business days for international orders outside the USA.

Please take some time to look through my complete gallery, here: www.merimask.deviantart.com/

All copyrights for conceptual art are retained by Merimask Designs/Andrea Masse-Tognetti.
I shape my masks to fit generically...they fit most adult faces. The mask rests snugly across the forehead, when tied to the face, and rests on the bridge of the nose and cheekbones. In this way, they fit almost anyone. I do not need face measurements from you, and wearers with wider or narrower faces can flex the masks enough to accommodate them easily.
The masks are surface-sealed, so don't use any oils or leather creams because they'll just make it greasy and gummed-up. If it gets dusty or dirty, wiping with a damp cloth is fine. The outside is waterproof but the inside is not sealed and only water-resistant. Felt has been added to the interior pressure points for added comfort.

If your mask gets REALLY soaked somehow (like in a heavy rain or dropped in water) just set the mask propped someplace where it can dry in peace and it will be fine. Don't worry about drying/cracking; I use only the highest quality vegetable tanned leathers. No alcohol has been used in the tanning process so this kind of leather maintains its flexibility for decades.
My masks arrive in new boxes, individually wrapped in plastic bags and padded with tissue paper and any additional packaging that might be needed to assure that there will be no damage during transport. Gift wrapping (bright tissue paper, seals, and any message you might wish to include) is available upon request.

Leave any gift messages in the "message to seller" field when you click to purchase your mask. I'll make sure to print it out and include it, free of charge.

Brown and Gold Kitsune Mask...Handmade Leather Japanese Fox Mask

Overview

  • Materials: leather, acrylic paint
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 1599 reviews
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