Embellished  Appliqued Africa Unite  Aso-Oke  Face Mask With Rhinestones And Pom-Poms
Anita Quansah London

Embellished Applique Africa Unite Aso-Oke Face Mask With Rhinestones And Pom-Poms

Regular price £68.00

Venture out in style while staying safe, and maintaining your distance, in this unique, statement face mask.

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, it matters that I rethink and adopt creative ways, which I can upcycle and reuse as much discarded materials as possible. 

Mindfully, using each piece of material, to create a one of a kind statement 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 interesting 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 runs across the centre seam of the mask. 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 around the head and neck to the wearers preferred fit.

This mask is not N95 or FDA rated, it is specifically designed 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.
  • 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 purchase date.

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 right for ourselves and others by staying safe indoors.

Much Love


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