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  • All masks and headdresses are handmade of full grain cowhide. The natural surface of leather is like a landscape with varying textures and shadowy furrows. Care is given to hide selection and pattern placement before cutting. Unique markings on the hide are a visually pleasing way to distinguish genuine leather from man made materials.
    • Color Variation is the range of color that can occur using the same dye color on two different hides. For example, dye color can appear darker from one mask to the next. The reason for this has to do with the unique texture, density and moisture content of each hide.
    • Color Substitutions are easy and can be done at no additional cost. The range of colors used are basic. Yellow, red, blue, green, brown or any combination of two. Dyeare chosen for their vivid color and their ability to reveal the natural grain of the leather. The leather is hand-dyed and so there are slight variations in hue from mask to mask. If you need a particular shade of color please make note of it in the "Special Requests" field on your order form. For display purposes, it's best not to expose your mask to direct sunlight. Diffuse, ambient (artificial) light is best as it will help your mask maintain long term color correctness.
    • It is important to me that you are completely satisfied with your purchase. That is why I take great pride in creating the highest quality handmade masks. I do not accept returns.