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Persian Mask by merimask Persian Mask by merimask
I called this a "Persian Mask" simply because the idea for this design came to me one night when I was staring at a Persian Rug I own. You can see the mosque designs in the corners.

It is a super-comfortable mask to wear, & was one of my most popular designs. I need to make more of these.

I intentionally used a LOT of different colors because I wanted it to go with everything.

You can purchase my masks online here: [link]
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ghostrider5678 Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
how do you color your leather like that thats so cool!
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rosalynwinters Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
simple, yet intricate. The colours are marvelous.
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Generic-username Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow thats so cool, I love the green.
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sparks85 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
This is such a beautiful piece! How did you do it? I am wanting to start making masks, and would like a little help. Perhaps you could do a tutorial?
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merimask Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I don't ever share patterns or designs (copyright!) but I do have a link under the golden unicorn mask on my front page, that takes you to my spot with Martha Stewart demonstrating making a simple mask.

Also check out the blog entries at :iconleathermaskart:
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:iconaryank:
AryanK Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Beautiful! Nice job! :)
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)
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TeodoCake Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
Damn, this mask is awesome. I really love it. Might have you to make me a mask someday :P
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Falkenkralle Featured By Owner May 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It does look really comfortable, Like you can wear it all day ^^ the mask has just the right amount of details, I especialy like the small dots around the eyes.
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Kittyria Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
The colors are a strange but brilliant combination. the pattern is obviously meditteranean but obviously different from greek. great job.
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SkyeTrinity Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Very lovely!
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the color scheme and the beautiful ornamental accents.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. Simple but exotic...
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:iconellygator:
Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the color scheme and the beautiful ornamental accents.
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Pretty tidy design!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. ^__^
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
ooooo this is one of my favorite mask designs of yours yet. it does look quite comfortable
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Yes, it was one of my more wearable creations...great party mask, really.
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Marcusstratus Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
indeed, indeed. :D
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:iconmeleck:
meleck Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
The finish on this mask is awesome. It's simple yet extremely well done. Definitely goes into my favorites.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much! :-)
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Ontheroadtonowhere Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
This is one of my favorite pieces by you. It's not as involved as some of the really amazing animal/etc. ones, but it's absolutely gorgeous.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. I think it was a really good "wearable" design...went with everything & non-representational. So it has a wider appeal. :-)
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DavidSerret Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
dunno if many ppl commented on the shape, but I do love it! making it with corners instead of all rounded makes it so attractive to me :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, yes you are the first (I think) to notice the different shape! :-) I needed more corners for all the mosque designs that I wanted to add, so a design with extra angles worked best.
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TheFarGrove Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009   General Artist
Hmm, I remember you having a Persian mask, and yet...I don't remember this one! I love this type though, it's my favourite...the masks that don't overtly represent anything else and are mostly just graphic. I don't know why that is my preference, but it is! Masks that look like animals may not be as much to my liking because animals don't interest me much? I don't know, but I love this one and would probably love it in any colour at all. :)
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Well thank you. :-) It is a good non-representational design, so it's great for an exotic effect that doesn't turn you into an animal or character but just makes you more...glamorous. ;-)
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very lovely! I love the simplicity of the design, yet it commands a certain respect. It feels like something drawn from the past, yet it's fresh and new instead of old and worn. It reminds me that history is always repeating itself. Very well done, and whether the design was inspired by something else or not, there are few things nowadays that aren't inspired by something, besides, it's nice to bring in a few ancient patterns (persian rugs are great, I love them!)and breathe new life into them. :+fav:! :D
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-) I have always loved Persian rugs too, & it took some wrangling to design something that was evocative of that motif (without looking like a piece of the actual rug). I was very happy with this design...
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. It was definitely worth the effort. :D
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Agorphia Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the white dots and the corners!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you...silver actually (but you really can't tell from the picture), & I'm glad you like the corners; the shape of this mask was something really different for me.
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ChibiButterfly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
wow, this is one of your best in my opinion. I love all of your masks fairly equally but this design is so different.
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!

Yes, it's a simple design but exotic-looking & really decorative. Prolly I should do more... :-)
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ChibiButterfly Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
all your work is stunning, i don't know how you manage to work so accurately and fast. I'll def be on the look out for more ;)
the colours are fairly toned down but work so well together.
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Kiltedninja Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Student Artisan Crafter
Kudos! Great work!!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! ^_^
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Harlequin-Tempest Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I really love this mask. I have one I bought from a Cirque du Soleil show, Corteo, paid an insanely high price for it, but I HAD to have it. Basic mask shape, harlequin black/white diamond pattern, with a gold trim. I wouldn't mind having this one to add to my collection
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I did work for Cirque actually (I ought to put those pics in here too...haven't done that yet!) :-)
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Harlequin-Tempest Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
You are welcome! That Persian mask is very awesome, but I didn't see it on your site. Is it not available yet?
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's actually an older design...I can make one for you any time you want. Just contact me & let me know... :-)
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Harlequin-Tempest Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
sweet! i'll let you know. currently saving for a wedding :-)
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Dragons-Heart Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Student General Artist
Oh my! I love it!! So beautiful!
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:iconmerimask:
merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much. :-)
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
That's really cool!:omfg:

Nice work!
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! ^_^
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SabellaFox Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
@_@; The colors, pattern and design work is impressive without being overpowering - Your website really has a beatiful selection of masks that are very reasonably priced for hand-worked leather. :)
When I consider what I could pay for Italian Commedia Del Arte masks that are papier mache. :P
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :-)

I try to price my masks in a range that's affordable...I think there's something in my shop for every income level. ^_^
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Shendorion Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
I really like the color choices you made for this one. The brown stain lets the texture of the leather assert itself, and it makes for good contrast with the geometric design.
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merimask Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you. :-)

I like that stain too; it's a medium brown antiquing stain so it's meant to show the grain & creases in the leather...plus it's an acrylic so I can use it over my paint safely.
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