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River Dragon Mask 'Mystique' by Draikairion River Dragon Mask 'Mystique' by Draikairion
This is the first of a series of water themed dragon masks I'm hoping to be able to create. This is the "River Dragon" also called the "Mystique" mask due to its many details and whimsical movements.

This mask was inspired by the colors of mountain rivers and streams: blue, green, brown, and occasional bronzes.

This dragon mask is hand carved, sculpted and painted from 6 oz vegetable tanned leather and is rather lightweight and comfortable despite its size. This mask features five authentic male peacock feathers as well as a number of dyed rooster feathers. The cabochon in the center is genuine labradorite and is quite large and stunning. The colors of the labradorite remind me of the humble colors of mountain springs and streams and goes so well with the peacock feathers. All paint on this mask is metallic acrylic so it is quite shimmery and glamorous.

Lots of love and loads of time went into this piece. This specific dragon will NOT BE REPLICATED AND IS ONE OF A KIND! Get this work od durable, wearable art while you can! I will only reuse the pattern for the next dragon of the serious which will probably be the sea or snow dragon.

SOLD! Thanks so much! Interested in a dragon mask of your own? Note me!

I do custom orders of leather masks. Please message or email me at if you are interested.

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EskeWolf406 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like how you match the colors with peacock feathers on this mystique dragon mask. :-)
eaglowl Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your dragon masks are so intricate and beautiful!
Draikairion Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!

ryokley Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
IZJ Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Ooooo! I think this is my favorite mask of yours, very lovely work^^
Draikairion Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Surprisingly, it's not my favorite though I really do love it! MY favorite is the snow dragon! This and the snow dragon masks are for sale on Etsy! [link]

IZJ Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh that one is really pretty too... but i think I still like this one best^^ You sell them on Etsy? Thats brilliant!
Draikairion Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, this one JUST sold yesterday so it's no longer available for sale :(

IZJ Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh thats alright... They are so beautiful, how long does it take to make them?
Draikairion Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Ummm...I don't track time very well on these things but this one took.....mmmm...roughly 14 hours from start to finish???

I'm not sure ^^'. I need to get better about tracking time. I just get carried away with the creative process and before I know's been hours....

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