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Spring Garden Kabuto Face Mask

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While living in Japan as a child it was not uncommon to see someone wearing a face mask.  Many of these were worn if the user had a cold, the smog was bad, or to help keep allergies at bay.  These were not the same as surgical masks that are used in hospitals. While not medical grade, they could keep out larger particles like pollen.  Over the years it has turned into a statement accessory.

Inspired by this cultural perspective of the face mask in Japan, and in light of recent events, we wanted to make these for sale and give the proceeds to the Food Lifeline charity. We are producing these from vintage silk kimono textiles.  Where we have leftover production fabric we are using the small pieces in hand so nothing is wasted.  

Our mask has an elastic back band that slides up and down on the side straps. Put the top strap over the top of your ears, and adjust the back band up or down into position for the most comfortable fit.  The front has a curved shaped seam. 

We have a Kaori Dress/Vest, 52-JP2242, in the same fabric as this mask.

Shell Fabric - 100% Silk. Beautiful floral blossom jacquard has been dyed with a soft yellow and then soft colors of green and manarin orange have been brushed on and blended with the background for a lovely color effect. Fabric is from the Kyoto Prefecture in Japan. Note - due to pattern repeat size may be some variation in coloration - some may have more lime green or tangerine orange.

Lining - 100% Silk Luxurious Soft Charmeuse in Chartreuese color.

Care - Machine Wash Cold on Delicate Cycle in lingerie bag. Tumble Dry on Medium Heat in lingerie bag or hang to air dry. Iron if needed on Silk Setting. Wash with like colors.

Size - One size 

Designed and sewn - in USA


Written by Kyle on Aug 10th 2020

If you are running errands while wearing any of these masks, allow yourself extra time because you will be stopped and complimented. For those who struggle, this has a snug fit you can control issafe yet breathable! Covid may change our pattern in life, i gain a sense of security while wearing mine

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