Blue and Gold Seraphim Leather Mask



Blue and Gold Seraphim Leather Mask

• Story: I designed and made this mask after my daughter, Seraphim, was born. It resembles one of the 6 winged angels or Seraphim my husband and I photographed on the ceiling of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. We also encountered beautiful depictions of Seraphim in a cave monastery in Ukraine and a cathedral in Russia from which we drew inspiration. Its layers were carefully hand carved, hand sculpted and hand painted. 
• Leather: Vegetable Tan
• Colouring: Water-Dye and acrylic paint
• Timeline to create: 8-10 business days. Please get in contact with us for rush orders (available on some items). If the item is in stock we can ship on short notice!
• Shipping: Shipping includes a tracking number: This is a very large leather mask that requires special shipping.
• Additional Info: Our masks are very comfortable to wear and are often purchased by: mask collectors, actors, models and photographers for photo shoots, performers, musicians, masquerade attendees, and festivals goers (ex: burning man). This mask is finished on the inside can be worn or displayed on your wall or mask stand as artwork.


How we make our pieces:
All of the masks we create are meticulously hand sculpted, hand dyed / hand painted and hand finished. Often our masks also feature hand carved highlights as well. Each of our masks is an original design based on our inspirations, which include: fantasy, travelling to ancient ruins, history and mythology. The leather used is an ethically sourced tooling hide that wears nicely over time. All of the leather used to create our masks is vegetable tanned and is a byproduct of the food industry. The dyes used are an environmentally friendly water based dye which leaves a rich hand-finished touch on each mask bringing out the unique highlights, grains, and character of each piece of leather*. A number of our designs also include special stone, crystal, or glass cabochons in custom leather bezels stitched onto the piece. In addition to the cabochons some of our pieces feature hand beaded highlights to create further depth and beauty. Many of the masks also feature hand painting which is done with a variety of acrylic paints specially created for leather applications. All of our masks are hand dyed (black) on the inside and finished with a special non-toxic coating which can be wore directly against the skin and is easy to maintain. We use a variety of different, hand applied, finishes to both protect and emphasize the leathers natural beauty. Finishes may include, but are not limited to, any or all of the following depending on the piece: high quality oils, waxes, gums, lacquers and protective coats. 

* Note: all colours will pick up the natural highlights and lowlights found in the leather. While these variations add a beautiful texture and character to each piece it does not give a solid colour like industrially dyed, heavily chemical dyed, leathers. Also each piece of leather, like wood, is different and has its own characteristics. These are not considered flaws.

Photographer: Studio E
Model: Carra Pischke
Please view our look book, gallery or Facebook for other masks.
Our look book can be accessed here. 


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