Embellished Applique Africa Unite Aso-Oke Face Mask With Rhinestones And Pom-Poms
In this unique, statement face mask, venture out in style while staying safe and maintaining your distance.
Staying safe doesn't have to be aesthetically irresponsible. We can remain stylish while being sustainably conscious about our choices and the value and joy it brings to our daily needs.
So, to make a great looking, good quality, and long-lasting face mask that serves the wearer well, I must rethink and adopt creative ways to upcycle and reuse as many discarded materials as possible.
Mindfully, using each piece of material to create a one of a kind statement of safety wear that is different from the rest and appeals to our new normal.
For this design, I have used a stunning hand-woven, vintage cotton Aso-Oke cloth (a cloth created by the Yoruba people of West Africa); with a beautiful combination of pink, and blue stripes, with glittery highlights of silver metallic threads, together with various refashioned African wax print fabrics.
All these colourful fabrics are then woven together, with metallic rayon material, to create an attractive textural design, which forms a unique map of Africa on both sides of the mask with clenched fists, which I have embellished with rhinestones, beads, and pieces of jewellery.
The clenched fist symbolises solidarity and support.
For the finishing touches, I have added grey coloured pom-poms and shimmering rhinestones, which run across the mask's centre seam. All these add to the eccentricity of this magnificent, statement piece of wearable art.
This mask is constructed from multiple layers of soft, comfortable, breathable, repurposed fabrics which form the design. Beneath the assembled parts is 100% cotton Aso-Oke, which I have lined with a piece of colourful, printed cotton fabric.
It also features para-cord ties, which can be tied and adjusted to the wearer's preferred fit around the head and neck.
This mask is not N95 or FDA rated; it is designed explicitly as preventative safety wear to shield your face, mouth, and nose. The wearing of a face mask such as this could still reduce the transmissibility of viral particles by a small but significant amount, enough to make a difference to you and others.
- Size: Large
- All sales are final. I accept no returns or exchanges.
- Please note each mask is handmade in my studio, in the UK, with safety and care in mind.
- Please note; the rhinestones and pom-poms, embellished high neck Aso-Oke, pleated choker does not come with this face mask. It can be purchased separately to complement this mask. See Jewellery/Necklace.
- PLEASE HANDWASH THE MASK WITH MILD DETERGENT UPON DELIVERY AND AFTER USE. NO WRINGING!
- Hang to dry, and iron at the back with a clean cloth over the face mask at the correct temperature.
- Orders are dispatched between 3-5 days from the purchase date.
- FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this mask will help fund a charity so dear to my heart in Nigeria.
Let's continue to respect what's suitable for ourselves and others by staying safe.