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This is for a Venetian style mask. It is full sized, meaning that it will fit an average sized face, and its title is “Todd”. The design would suit any gender, but it's large size makes it especially suitable for a man. The base is papier mache and it has been almost completely encrusted with real lace, to detail the mask. The finish is not paint but silver metal leaf that has been antiqued, to bring out the details and sealed to keep it beautiful. It has a full crown of genuine coque feathers that are naturally variegated in a range of white and browns. The feathers of this mask are oversized so they make a huge impact! 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 10” (25 cm) wide, 5 1/2” (14 cm) high and around 4” (10 cm) deep. The soft brown vintage ribbon ties are 14” (36 cm) long. The feather crown comes out an additional 10” (25 cm). It is signed and titled on the inside and also has a 1 1/2” long hanging loop.
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. 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.
This mask is both large and has an over-sized feather crown so it makes a HUGE impact! The feathers also go straight up and have a rougher look than I typically use. The result is that they give it an almost tribal feel that is mixed with it's opulent silver gilding to make a very striking and dramatic mask. You will not be missed while wearing this one! (if you want to punch it up even more, I can add some rhinestones to it, just contact me and we can discuss it)

I have some more in-depth discussion of my methods and of mask history on my website: www.artmasks.ca
Due to it's large size and the room needed for the feathers this mask will have to be shipped in a fairly large box and that is why it has such a high shipping cost listed. 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. This will be shipped by "Expresspost"

Silver Venetian masquerade mask with feathers, large mans mask, Todd

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: paper mache, glue, paint, lace, fabric cording, ribbon, feathers, silver metal leaf
  • Feedback: 78 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Stratford, Canada
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