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Steampunk Yersinia Pestis Mask

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(2 customer reviews)

$ 525.00 $ 450.00 Inc. Vat

Est. Delivery to USA: 2-4 days.
Est. Delivery to the rest of the world: 8-10 days.

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Steampunk Yersinia Pestis mask for sale

Steampunk plague doctor mask handmade of medium weight veg tan leather with cold cast aluminum eyepieces. beak and ventilators. Steel dome rivets and buckles, and solid brass rings, complete the look. This mask is all handstitched with waxed thread. The domed cage eyepieces make it hard for people to look in, but fairly easy for the wearer to look out. There are no lenses, so nothing to fog up. The three straps are adjustable to fit most adult sized heads. The leather was dyed violet and red, then antiqued black over that to give the mask a look of antiquity. There are two neoprene rubber pads, one for the forehead and one for the chin.

This mask is a steampunk version inspired by the original masks of the plague doctors:

The clothing worn by plague doctors was intended to protect them from airborne diseases. The costume, originating in the 17th century, consisted of an ankle length overcoat and a bird-like beak mask often filled with sweet or strong smelling substances (commonly lavender), along with gloves, boots, a wide-brimmed hat, and an outer over-clothing garment.

The mask had glass openings in the eyes and a curved beak shaped like that of a bird. Straps held the beak in front of the doctor’s nose. The beak could hold dried flowers (including roses and carnations), herbs (including mint), spices, camphor, or a vinegar sponge. The purpose of the mask was to keep away bad smells, which were thought to be the principal cause of the disease in the miasma theory of infection. Doctors believed the herbs would counter the bad air of the plague and prevent them from becoming infected.

The beak doctor costume worn by plague doctors had a wide-brimmed leather hat to indicate their profession.

If you are passionate about the plague doctors, it will be a pleasure to welcome you to our Facebook page, where we share photos, tattoos, cosplays costumes, videos and news about the plague doctors.

Additional information

Artisan

Tom Banwell

Color

Black

2 reviews for Steampunk Yersinia Pestis Mask

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Definitely the best handmade mask I’ve ever seen. The quality is perfect, sure that it will last for generations! Greetings from an American in London 😀

    • Plague Doctor

      We greatly appreciate your kind words, Jacob!! Certainly, the leather has great resistance to the passage of the years

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    I am over the moon with this mask! Very high quality, very well made and a perfect fit for my steampunk outfit. Thank you very much!

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