We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Motorcyclists Cold Weather Hood
Although this hood looks a bit sinister. It was the height of fashion for a winter ride on your motorcycle or sidecar. All leather with a fabric lining. Each button has embossed Russian text. I'd guess it dates to the 1940s. Its mint condition new old stock. Note that the face protector can be folded up and buttoned in place. It displays very well on the included museum quality stand. 20 in.Hx9 in.Wx12 in.D $950