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#1 narcyz

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:35 PM

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#2 js5972

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 05:51 PM

Very cool and quite strange. Tell us how you made them. Are they for a festival or celebration of some sort?
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 11:13 PM

js5972, the mask were worn by doctors during the time of the plague. these "doctors" were hired by towns to treat plague victims only and were more often than not not very skilled. the plague doctors wore the mask filled with aromatic herbs and items because of the foul smell of the ill and it was believed that the foul oder carried the plague. needless to say these plague doctors did not last very long. i think italy has a festival in which the plague doctor mask is one of the popular ones to ware. hope this answers at least part of your question.

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Edited by PANTHER, 01 February 2012 - 11:19 PM.


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Posted 03 February 2012 - 05:46 AM

Creepy and very cool! The history's very intresting as well.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

Looking good.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:51 PM

Saw that on Ghost Adventures. LoL Great looking masks though!





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