I hand cut and molded this mask out of 4/5 oz genuine leather, specifically cowhide. This is my favorite weight of leather for mask making as it is thick enough to hold its shape but thin enough to be nice and light and thus very comfortable to wear. This mask can be worn by adult sized faces. The mask measures approximately 11 1/2 inches (29 cm) from side to side and 7 inches (17 cm) tall. I hand painted the mask with gold and silver leather acrylic paints. Silver sparkles were added to the silver portions (they don't show up in the pictures very well). After painting the mask was covered with a finish. **Please note that the mask is now secured with a double strand of black elastic, not the ribbon pictured in these photos.**
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