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Leather Mempo Brown Mask | Larp Masks

Leather Mempo Brown Mask | Larp Masks

Leather half-mask inspired by early Asian soldiers called Mempo. This mask protects the face and your identity from the nose to the chin. The four ventilation slits allows a proper airflow through the mask’s mouth, designed to be used for long periods of time. The mask is secured using two long cotton-weave cords around the head.


Manufactured with a 3mm thick vegetable-tanned full-grain leather, the Mempo mask is designed and carefully manufactured to add a great accessorie to your larp fantasy or historic costume.


Available in colours Black, Brown, and Red.


History

Face armour in Japan begins with the happuri, which is depicted in Heian- and Kamakura-era yamato-e paintings, and is thought to have appeared during the 10th or 11th centuries. It is depicted as being worn with or without a helmet by both mounted warriors and foot retainers. By the 14th century, the hōate appears, and according to Tom Conlan, this development is behind decreased facial wound statistics. However, others, such as Yamagishi Sumio, believe that the hōate was not widespread at that time, as it --and the later menpō -- restricted the vision of the wearer. Hōate are also portrayed in art and literature of the period, most notably the Aki no yo no Nagamonogatari and Taiheiki. The menpō (half-mask with detachable nosepiece) and the sōmen (full face mask) are believed to have been introduced around the mid to late 15th century, and the hanbō (chinguard) in the second half of the 16th century.

General Specifications
Material Full-grain leather
Weight 150grs
Size Visor Length: 16cms, Visor Width: 29cms

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  • Stock: Shipping: 2-3 Weeks
  • Model: 92693
  • Weight: 0.50kg
30.00€
Ex Tax: 24.79€
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