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The Mask Makers
Web -- For mask
makers, this is the most fantastic
listing of masks and their makers that
I've ever seen, and it's growing all
the time. Most highly
Mask of the World
on-line shop for mask collectors and
folk art lovers featuring tribal masks
from around the World. Includes
masks for Halloween, Party, Drama,
Art, and Protection.
Carnival of Venice
-- This is an intriguing site,
containing images of the Venetian
Carnevale, both historical engravings
and recent photographs, and a marvelous
cross-section of history.
Mask Company -- Leather
masks in the tradtional Commedia styles,
as well as nuetral masks, for theatre
-- Masks and purses made from leather,
by Deborah Einbender.
-- Monica Roxburgh, artist and mask
maker with a wonderful sense of fantasy
and whimsey. Monica also works in
puppet theatre, so be sure to give a
-- Artist and mask maker, also an actor
and director in theatre.
-- Judith Rauchfuss, whose masks are a
delightful explosion of bright colors.
her masks using rich fabrics and trims
of all kinds. I have one of
Judith's masks and can personally vouch
for the fine quality of her work.
Papier Mache' by
Rozani -- Masks made
using classical paper mache'
techniques. She also
step-by-step instructions on her own
-- Some of the finest leather masks
designed and made, many of them mythical
and totemic animals, by Duncan Eagleson.
-- Aristocratic and elliptical in style
and content, Noh Drama has survived as a
ritualized art form for over six
centuries. The site shows
traditional Japanese Noh masks and the
process of making of a wooden mask in
-- a real stand-up guy and maker of cool
When I first
went online with my own dot com to
display and peddle my wares back in
1996, Larry was just about the only
other mask maker working in leather with
a real website on the English
speaking portion of the 'net.
many folks e-mail me about my masks,
some to request apprenticeships,
others to demand online
instruction. I have no teaching
skills as yet,
there are others who can instruct:
Builder's Mask-Making Handbook, by Thurston James,
published by Betterway Books, ISBN
under the misapprehension that I know
how to make masks
by i Sebastiani.
from materials other than leather -- I
The links below may shed light where
Longhi Theater Costumes --
Hand-made theater costumes for sale and
in Venice, following the old tradition
Welcome to Venice Carnival
-- This is a great site! Images
galore, and fun to explore, and it provides all sorts of
really useful information for anyone
who's planning to visit Venice during