regret, there is no wholesale from The
Merchant of Venice. Here's why:
1) The mask-maker -- namely me -- pays full
retail for all materials, selecting everything
that goes into these masks by close tactile and
visual inspection to insure the use of top quality
leathers et al, not seconds or irregulars which
would adversely affect the masks' appearance and
2) Each and every mask is made by hand, one
at a time. Each and every mask requires the
effort of many hours of labor on the part of the
mask-maker, who does all of the work instead of
merely slapping down a design on paper and then
allowing unpaid apprentices the dubious privilege
of providing all the labor.
should be remembered: things that are
mass-produced look mass-produced.
I strive for quality, not quantity.
Please understand that I don't do
consignment. You may purchase
these masks outright and at the prices
established on this website, and you
are then free to add whatever mark-up
you feel your market will bear.
(If you don't have
faith in your shop or
your customers, why
These masks are the result of a
love for masks
and an almost fanatical devotion to detail and
I make every mask as though it were going into
my private collection.
Indeed, sometimes it is very difficult for me to
let go of some of them.
Please do not belittle the masks, or the
mask-maker, by demanding bargains.