Mostly Awake Halloween Celebration – The Mystery Mask!
I found this mask at a local thrift store last year for ten cents. The problem is I don’t know what it is! I’m thinking it’s a desert nomad / Matahari kind of thing, but it could also be a gypsy I guess.
There were two tags on it. One is for Marsino’s which is a local costume goods store that’s been around for a very long time. They must have had this mask for a long time as well. How do I know? Because this was the only other tag on the mask:
Yeah, this mask wasn’t just made in Germany. It was made in WEST Germany. That means this mask was made before East and West Germany reunited in 1990. That means this mask is at least twenty-three years old, probably even older!
It’s held up quite well for being so old, and the paint is still nice and crisp. Overall it’s a pretty cool little find I made, I just wish I knew more about it.
Have any ideas of your own about this mask? Post ’em in the comments!