A mask is an object normally worn on the face, typically for protection, disguise, performance or entertainment. Masks have been used since antiquity for both ceremonial and practical purposes. They are usually worn on the face, although they may also be positioned for effect elsewhere on the wearer’s body, so in parts of Australia giant totem masks cover the body, whilst Inuit women use finger masks during storytelling and dancing.

Illusion Masks Lots of images of shadow, stick, eye, fantasy and illusion masks.

Juanita Wollf Gallery of various masks.

Mask Maker’s Paradise Commercial site with a worthwhile tutorial on basic mask-making.

Nina Barlow Great gallery of some very unique masks.

The Mask Studio Excellent selection of half, three-quarter, full face, animal, creature and art masks. Website includes an extensive image gallery.

Theater-Masks.com Commercial website with useful galleries of full-face character masks, commedia dell’Arte masks and decorative masks.

Tiresias Productions Small gallery of latex masks.

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