This 1980s Venetian style plague doctor mask is fabulous, made of paper mache in a color palette of black, white, and gold, This was made by Katherine's Collection, a small company based out of Ohio that for over 30 years has specialized in holiday decorations and other home decor. This piece has a handmade look and feel, with applied design elements and lace, with a tulle-like edging. For better or for worse, the plague doctor mask is a fitting representation of today's world! The original masks were worn in the 17th century by doctors treating patients with the plague in Europe. It was thought that the beaked masks (which were part of an overall suit that included leather gloves and long coats) would somehow fend off the disease. Today the mask has become symbol of the macabre, and this one was likely used as a Mardi Gras celebration.
The mask measures 13" across by 6-1/4" tall and weighs 10.4 ounces. Still has the original sticker (both the maker and the seller), although the shop that sold it is no longer in business. In good condition, not brand new but not worn either.
For the person who loves Mardi Gras and/or Katherine's Collection fan!
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