A mask can be worn as a disguise to amuse or surprise others.
Made to conceal, veil and obscure, masks have been used since antiquity for ceremonial and practical purposes.
They allow the wearer to perform without fear, to be bold without fear of retribution, to dare with mischief and playfulness.
What is it made of?
Made of 24k gold vermeil brass
Hand-painted fused cloisonné enamel
This piece is handcrafted in our atelier in Paris, France
Le Grand Masque Earrings
With their distinctive designs, the earrings from the house of MAMATER are available in gold plated silver, vermeil and stainless steel. Theatrical or discreet, sophisticated and sassy, the originality of these pieces creates surprise and wonder.
The French - Togolese jewellery atelier does not hesitate to offer earrings and necklaces inspired by modernist west african art in its Le Golfe de Guinée collection, solo earrings inspired by the rainforest, mismatched pairs such as Les Sculptures and undulating hoops as in the Le Serpent collection.
Made in Paris and in London, these essential pieces are entirely fashioned and finished by hand from biodegradable organic materials and ethically sourced metals.
- The Le Golfe de Guinée collection is inspired by the shapes and interior architecture I saw in my childhood home in Lomé, Togo. In my very early years, we were living in one of my paternal grandfather’s homes. He was a wealthy man who collected a lot of mid-century furniture and appliances. You see, the 1960s across most of west Africa were a golden decade. It was the time of the independences from the former colonial administrations.This buzzing atmosphere led to a spree of art commissions, distinctly original music and other forms of creativity.
This contemporary era continues to provide me with endless sources of inspiration that I weave as subtext in my designs. I also love the work of Paul Ahyi, whose gigantesque sculpted sceneries in Lomé and Dakar always move me. Girma Birta, Oscar Niemeyer and Paul Klee are also favourites. Have you seen Brasilia? The entire city’s architecture is endless food for my soul.