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Silver masquerade mask with green leaves , Silver Holly King

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This piece is based on the “Greenman” figures that are found hidden in old English churches. I think it especially suits a bearded man but it gives a very fey appearance to anyone who wears it. If you want to hang it for display then a hanging loop can be added at no additional charge. Just contact me and we can discuss your preferred style/colour for the loop.

This is for a Venetian style mask. It is full sized, meaning that it will fit an average sized face, and its title is “Silver Holly King”. The base is papier mache that has been covered with artificial leaves. (the use of the leaves and flowers this way is my own unique design, but the rest of the methods are traditional Venetian) The finish is not paint but silver metal leaf that has been hand-painted and antiqued, to bring out the details and sealed to keep it beautiful. This is one of a series of leaf faced masks I have made but I hand-make each mask base and then individually design and hand-cut each one so they are all unique art pieces. The inside is black
This piece is 7 1/2” ( 19 cm) wide, 4 1/2” ( 11.5 cm) high and around 3”( 7cm) deep. The center leaf is an additional 1” ( 2.5 cm) high. The gold and green sheer ribbon ties are 18” ( 46 cm) long. It is signed and titled on the inside.
It may look fragile, but my masks are quite sturdy, my crafting method means they are more flexible than most Venetian ones, but just as strong. The finish is silver metal gilt, but I have developed techniques with applying and sealing it, so my masks can flex without chipping and are very hard to scratch. They can be worn with no problems so don't worry about having to take special care of it. Just keep it away from high levels of moisture. Each of my masks are hand-cut for both the edges and the eye-holes so they will vary from piece to piece. If you are primarily interested in wearing the mask and are concerned about the fit then please contact me and I can give you some more detailed measurements to check and see if this is the mask for you.

I have some more in-depth discussion of my methods and of mask history on my website: www.artmasks.ca
We have tried to do a “worst case” on the shipping prices, due to the variances in Canada Posts costs by location. We will refund any overcharges.

Silver masquerade mask with green leaves , Silver Holly King


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper mache, paint, glue, artificial leaves, ribbon, silver metal leaf
  • Ships worldwide from Canada
  • Feedback: 93 reviews
  • Favorited by: 56 people