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This is, I think, one of my most beautiful masks & a design I'm quite proud of. Full of motion, color and energy. Inspired by my beautiful crown tail betta (who has since joined the Choir Invisible...he's an ex-betta), this is an original piece of wearable art depicting two fighting fish swirling in battle.

Like all my masks, it is hand carved and shaped from one piece of 8oz leather, painted with colorfast Liquitex acrylics in metallic teal green, black and metallic blue, & sealed with an acrylic clear coat for durability. Lined, for comfortable wearing.

With this mask, I used round black cotton cords and a sliding black plastic cord clasp, for wearing...just push the button and slide the clip for a completely adjustable fit.

Signed, dated original.

Meet the owner of Merimask

Learn more about the shop and process
Andrea Masse-Tognetti

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.

Blue-Green Fighting Bettas ...handmade original leather art mask

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, acrylic paints
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Favorited by: 31 people