"Masks in New Orleans" Shopping Tip by atufft
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There is no greater place to buy a mask than New Orleans, which masquerades several times a year. Cheap masks with colored feathers made in China can be bought in the French Quarter, three for six dollars. A creative alternative is to shop the hand-me-down shops in the French Quarter which tend to collect exotic costumes and masks. There are also professional costume shops in town. But if you want a truly unique mask visit one of the mask workshops. The Mask Gallery is both a store and workshop for making the masks. The leather masks are the finer creation, but paper mache' masks are also beautiful works of art here. The shop also sells a variety of body molds and other work in leather and paper mache'.
What to buy: The leather is a collectible work of art, but even the paper mache' masks are collectible here. All are wearable and comfortable for a party. No doubt custom masks can be made for any occasion.
What to pay: Hundreds for larger mask, less than a hundred for a paper mache' mask. Remember, these are handmade right in the store.
Address: 636 Royal
Directions: Center of French Quarter. Wander around and you'll find it.
Phone: (504) 523-6664
Theme: Local Craft
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