100831 70 Redipuglia museum, Austrian gasmask model 1917
Austrian leather gasmask model 1917. The gas mask was carried in a metal container, and made with a leather face mask. The mask was now known as the Model 1917 Lederschutzmaske (Leather protection mask). The canister came with a canvas strap, worn over the shoulder, and a smaller strap which hooked onto a button on the rear skirt.
The "Middle Earth" Plague Mask
This is one of my faves! The hood and beak is a soft reptile-embossed leather that I free-form quilted with felt under leather. The face has random brass studs and a bell hanging from little chain on left cheek! More bells/ studs adorn the edges of hood. Evokes a "Tolkien-esque" mood!