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.
Three Early Industrial Masks
This is a nice small collection of unique Primitive and early safety helmets. There is a welding mask|a painting or sand blasting mask with a connection for oxygen and possibly a Bee keepers mask. The bee keepers helmet on canvas with a tieback and has a French Foreign Legion look. The two other helmets are made from suede. I always thought go this type of helmet ad industries tribal art. The make a very interesting and impressive display together. The three are sold as a collection. 26 in.Hx13 in.Wx13 in.D $2,200