The Maskatorium collection of masks

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Over at Dangerous Minds, my pal Tara McGinley uncovered the insane allure of The Maskatorium, one person's incredible collection of weird masks from around the world. You can view EYE-talian's collection on Flickr. Here's what EYE-talian says about where it started:
"I've been collecting masks since 1989 when I first purchased a mask in Cancun, Mexico. I was intrigued by the weird hallucinogenic Mexican masks because they looked similar to the oddball sketches I was doing at the time.

On subsequent visits I purchased additional masks, usually buying the most unusual masks I could find and/or what my budget and baggage limits would allow. In the meantime, I stumbled upon some very cool German paper mache, and starched buckram Halloween masks at antique shows around Cincinnati and picked those up as well. I never had any intention of amassing a formal "collection" but one thing lead to another and then.... Holy Shit... Ebay!
The Maskatorium

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  1. Mask collecting is a strange hobby that you seem to fall into rather than develop from any other passtime you may have. i started also back in the early 80’s when i went to Nepal and found a mask made from the top of a human skull. it had been embellished with silver and i liked it. i didn’t realise it WAS a human skull till i got it home and looked at it and i could see the little jigsaw marks where it all held together. anyway it went on from there and now i have around 40 from all parts of the world.

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