Gold and hot pink feathered ornate mask. "Pink Crown"
This is for a Venetian style costume mask. It is full sized, meaning that it will fit an average sized face, and its title is “Pink Crown”. 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 gold metal leaf that has been antiqued, to bring out the details and sealed to keep it beautiful. It has a number of hot pink coloured rhinestones accenting the surface and a full crown of genuine coque feathers that have also been dyed to a hot and vivid pink. 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 8” (20 cm) wide, 6” (15 cm) high and around 3” (7.5 cm) deep. The brown vintage ribbon ties are 15” (38 cm) long. The feather crown comes out an additional 6 1/2” (16.5 cm). There is a 1 1/2" hanging loop hidden behind the feather crown. It is signed and titled on the inside.
Due to the size and shape, you must choose the "Canada Post Large Air box" option for shipping.
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. It doesn't require special handling but just keep it away from high levels of moisture. The dye on the feathers is water based, so it can transfer through handling or if they get wet. Each of my masks are hand-cut for both the edges and the eye-holes so they will vary from piece to piece.
The shape, amount of detail, and feather crown mean this mask is not only beautiful, but a great disguise. The strong colour gives it a huge “Wow!” factor. A simple dress is all you need, with this mask, to be the belle of the ball. The rest of the time it will be a striking display piece!