SILK FACE MASK | Art by PO1

CAD$43 CAD$50

Designed with the scientific recommendations, this silk face mask is an ode to art. Signed by artist Pierre Ostiguy, this piece of art reflects the hopes of his artist, but also the trouble he experienced during his life.

Face mask handmade with 2 layers of fabric (mulberry silk and organic cotton), a filter pocket and a nose clip, it naturally provides the highest filtration efficiency and the best comfort for the skin.

  • Washable, reversible, reusable
  • Hand-sewn in Canada by artisans
  • Composition: 100% mulberry silk and organic cotton
  • Dimensions: 20 x 12 cm

10% of the profits are donated to Les Impatients to support the cause of mental health.

Numbered Limited Edition 


Pierre Ostiguy developed his style through a combination of teaching himself to paint and attending classes after graduating from the Cégep of Granby Haute-Yamaska in 1971.

“Art was his refuge,” his psychologist Sandra Villeneuve says, “his only pleasure. Art gave him a social status. A role more brilliant than that of a sick person. It was his hope for the future, his engine to continue.”

Pierre’s art reflects his mental states and the turbulence he lived through in his life. Sadly, growing illness forced him to withdraw from the artistic community. Between 2007 and 2009, Pierre stayed in contact with Les Impatients while in isolation, writing over 400 letters to the organization.

He passed away in September 2009 of lung disease. After his death, his works were incorporated into Les Impatients’ collection by Dr. André Delorme. The gallery of Les Impatients and Boréart, Granby, organized a posthumous exhibition of his artwork in 2011.

To find more about the non-profit organization Les Impatients who support the artists through therapeutic art programs, visit the website here.

ART OF SILK FACE MASKS

Based in Montréal, Québec, Nathon Kong works with local artisans to sew each silk face mask by hand. Mulberry silk is the finest quality of silk available in the world but also the most difficult to sew and demand a specific training.

Designed by a scientist and based on scientific search, this face mask allow the best natural filtration and comfort to breathe.

For more protection, you can add a DIY filter or surgical mask inside the mask

 

 

The printed part of the mask is a limited and numbered reproduction of an artwork signed by artists struggling with mental health issues and participating in art programs led by the non profit organisation Les Impatients. 

 

 CARE OF YOUR SILK FACE MASK

Preserve the beauty of your silk by storing it flat and untied.

You can wash by hand you silk face mask with tempered water and a little bit of soap. See below the video:

You can also use the washing machine and dryer on delicate program. However, we alert you to the undesirable effects that this could cause on fabrics such as silk.

Shipping Policy:

  • Free shipping in Canada & USA with orders over $75.
  • Free shipping in Europe with orders over $100
  • Order sent in maximum 2 days with a delivery under 8 days for Canada & USA
  • Every art piece, expect face mask, are sent in an elegant gift box with tracking number. Inside you will find the certificate of authenticity of your art piece.
  • Silk face masks are sent in a golden envelop, for orders of 5 or more, a gift box is given.
  • For more informations about our Shipping Policy please consult our FAQ.

Gift box for silk face mask | Designer Nathon Kong

 

Returns:

For any return, we have to be notified within the 30 days of the purchasing date at art@nathonkong.com. Will get in touch with you within 24-48 hours after reviewing the request and we'll inform you the best way to return it.

For more informations about our Return Policy please consult our FAQ.

 

Payment Methods:

  • Credit Card
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