Maker of  fantasy masks.  Come into my Labyrinth:  Discover costume leather masks for your Venetian-fantasy, old world masquerade.  Masques for masquers and fancy dress balls, Carnival / Carnevale, Mardi Gras and Fasching.
". . . in courtly balls, and midnight masquerades, . . . "  ~ Alexander Pope
The  Merchant  of  Venice
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~ For the Very Finest in Surreal and Otherworldly Elegance ~
Hand-sculpted fine leather Masquerade Apparel
by award-winning artist, costumer and maskmaker Ryl Mandus.
What will you see in the looking glass of the Merchant of Venice?

Know further yet; whoever fair and chaste
Rejects mankind, is by some sylph embrac'd:
For spirits, freed from mortal laws, with ease
Assume what sexes and what shapes they please.
What guards the purity of melting maids,
In courtly balls, and midnight masquerades,
Safe from the treach'rous friend, the daring spark,
The glance by day, the whisper in the dark,
When kind occasion prompts their warm desires,
When music softens, and when dancing fires?
'Tis but their sylph, the wise celestials know,
Though honour is the word with men below.

~ ~ ~

fromThe Rape of the Lock:  Canto I
by  Alexander Pope (1688-1744)


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wealth without works,
pleasure without conscience,
knowledge without character,
commerce without morality,
science without humanity,
worship without sacrifice
and politics without principle."
~ ~ ~
~ President Jimmy Carter ~

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~ Mahatma Gandhi ~


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site launch date:  september 20, 1996
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