i am in love with the craftsmanship…
composed of sculpted card board and paper-mâché. with hand carved wooden teeth set into the paper mache jaw. this mask is part of a series of American wildlife but we are happy to custom construct masks of ANY variety upon request.
Starting around 1725, gilded paper-mâché began to appear in Europe as a low-cost alternative to similarly treated plaster or carved wood in architecture.
Carton-pierre is French for ‘stone cardboard’which is papier-mâché that has been decorated to resemble wood, stone, or metal, and is used as decoration.
Because of the nature of paper-mache the masks are light weight and comfortable to wear. secured to the head by a simple, wide elastic band.