SILK FACE MASK | Art by BM1

CAD$43 CAD$50

This reusable Silk Face Mask printed with the artwork signed by artist Bill Market is inspired by landscapes of Western Canada. Its contrasting colors form a geometric beauty magnified by the shine of mulberry silk. 

Designed according to scientific recommendations 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 

  Artwork available also on Silk Scarves & Bow Tie

 

William (Bill) Market was born in Montreal into an anglophone family in 1949. He spent more than 40 years of his life in a mental institution, only to get out at the age of 65. He has been participating at the workshops of the association Les Impatients since 2002, where he devotes his time to a wide range of art, including beautiful musical creations. His inspiration centers mainly around two themes; depictions of weavings and landscapes.

The first comprises beautiful quilts on paper that Bill invented himself with the help of a mysterious equation, of which he is the sole proprietor. He starts these pieces by tracing a complex system of lines with a lead pencil, carefully counting each line, followed by him filling in the gaps with pastel colored markers or crayons to create psychedelic and geometric gems.
Market’s landscape art works in a similar fashion. With precise borders first drawn in lead, he then fills in once again shapes with different colors. The contrasting colors lend a geometric beauty to nature. For a man who spent a large part of his life in an institution, the lush landscapes are a reminder of a beautiful vacation in Western Canada, which represents freedom.

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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  • Apple Pay
  • Google Pay

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Confortable, magnifique et supporte une belle initiative
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Great breatheability & Very Stylish
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Absolutely gorgeous!
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Absolutely Beautiful silk mask