Mask Care & Safety

Papier mâché and leather masks may be softened by damp and heat. My masks are sealed, but not guaranteed to be completely waterproof, so should only be cleaned with a dry cloth, and exposure to water should be avoided wherever possible. Masks hung on walls for long-term display should normally be supported on both sides (e.g. by wall-hooks where the ribbons are attached); the slight strains created by a single, central hook can deform some designs over time. Should your mask begin to lose its shape for any reason, it can often be restored by allowing it to slowly dry and/or cool over a suitable former.

Masks are not toys. The few that may obstruct eyes, nose or mouth are not intended for wear, and are sold purely as decorative artworks; no mask should be worn where a full field of vision is required (e.g. whilst driving).