Reusable Contoured Cotton Face Masks Set of 3
Floral Joy, Reusable Contoured Cotton Face Masks Set of 3
Asha PrabhaIndia's Asha Prabha presents this set of three matching reusable kalamkari cotton fabric masks, adorned with flowers, buds, and vines in shades of red, blue, and black on an ivory background. The...$14.99
Artist: Asha Prabha
4 Elephant Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Jovial Elephants, 4 Elephant Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Krishna and ShardaDiminutive elephants are jovial as they stroll across cool cotton. Designed by Krishna and Sharda, four cotton print face masks are pleated for comfort and style. They showcase India's legendary hand...$19.99
Block Print Arts
3 Reversible Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Block Print Arts, 3 Reversible Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Krishna and ShardaWarm colors and intricate motifs distinguish these beautiful face masks. Krishna and Sharda showcase India's handmade block printing technique, in use since the 12th century. One shows a pattern of...$19.99
Block Print Beauty
3 Block Print Blue & Rose 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Block Print Beauty, 3 Block Print Blue & Rose 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Face Masks
Krishna and ShardaWith these beautiful face masks, Krishna and Sharda showcase India's handmade block printing technique, in use since the 12th century. One shows a pattern of leafy vines in red and pink on white and...$19.99
Block Print Magic
Set of 3 Reversible Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Masks
Block Print Magic, Set of 3 Reversible Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Masks
Krishna and ShardaIndia's handmade block printing technique, in use since the 12th century, inspires reversible face mask designs by Krishna and Sharda. One shows a pattern of blue and green on white and is lined with...$19.99
Assorted Print Three-Layer Cotton Face Masks (Set of 3)
Creative Appeal, Assorted Print Three-Layer Cotton Face Masks (Set of 3)
Chirag ChoudharyThis appealing set of three face masks is designed by Chirag Choudhary in India. The pleated all-cotton masks each feature hand block printing with assorted motifs in orange and plum on white....$17.99
Blossoms on Blue
4 Handmade 2-Layer Blue & Red Cotton Masks with Block Prints
Blossoms on Blue, 4 Handmade 2-Layer Blue & Red Cotton Masks with Block Prints
Seema GuptaCrimson blossoms and leafy vines flourish against the blue sky Designed by Seema Gupta, four cotton print face masks are contoured for comfort and style. They showcase India's traditional block print...$23.99
Block Print Dots
1 Blue & 1 Burgundy Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Masks
Block Print Dots, 1 Blue & 1 Burgundy Block Print 2-Layer Pleated Cotton Masks
Krishna and ShardaDots and rounded squares bring a warm kinetic to masks by Krishna and Sharda. One features light blue and grey on navy and the other, white and grey on burgundy. Both are created with India's...$14.99
4 Handmade Block Print Double Layer Floral Cotton Masks
Twining Vines, 4 Handmade Block Print Double Layer Floral Cotton Masks
Seema GuptaGraceful vines host beautiful blossoms on four face masks designed by Seema Gupta. Created with India's traditional block print technique that dates back to the 12th century, they include two in pink...$23.99
2 Green/2 Blue Block Print 2-Layer Floral Cotton Masks
Cool Gardens, 2 Green/2 Blue Block Print 2-Layer Floral Cotton Masks
Seema GuptaPeachy flowers with blue leaves bloom on spring green while green posies pose in a garden of blue. Designed by Seema Gupta, four cotton print face masks showcase India's traditional block print...$23.99
3 Pleated Blue & Yellow Indian Block Print Cotton Masks
Pretty Posies, 3 Pleated Blue & Yellow Indian Block Print Cotton Masks
Chirag ChoudharyPretty posies in green, blue and yellow grow between neat garden paths. This delightful floral garden comes to life through India's ancestral block print art. Designed by Chirag Choudhary, three...
2 Contoured Cotton 2-Layer Face Masks 1 Blue - 1 Brown
Bright Traditions, 2 Contoured Cotton 2-Layer Face Masks 1 Blue - 1 Brown
Rajnandinee and SrabontiTwo cotton masks exalt India's textile traditions. One in red-orange is created with the hand block-printing technique. The other, in red, features a print that imitates ikat, and both are lined in...$14.99
Artist: Rajnandinee and Srabonti
Pleated Block Print Cotton Face Masks (Set of 3)
Pink Fascination, Pleated Block Print Cotton Face Masks (Set of 3)
Chirag ChoudharyWorking with pure cotton fabric that has been adorned with traditional hand block printing, Indian designer Chirag Choudhary creates this pretty set of three face masks. The pleated two-layer masks...$17.99
Block Print Face Masks(13 items)
Welcome to the Block Print Face Mask Collection at NOVICA.
The Village Council
Your answers straight from the village experts
Fabric masks are most efficient at preventing the spreading of particles when they are crafted with multiple layers. A single-layered mask offers the lowest level of protection, and would be appropriate for general use in environments that have minimal exposure. A dual-layered face covering has proven to be effective in reducing the dispersion of droplets that generally come from talking, coughing, or sneezing. According to the WHO, triple-layered masks provide the strongest filter against spreadable pathogens. The inner layer absorbs general moisture, the second layer filters particles, and the outside layer of non-absorbent material works to block any large droplets. Regardless of layering, for any mask to provide protection, it must be frequently washed, breathable, well-fitted to the wearer, and secured in place. The more layers of fabric a mask includes, the stronger a filter it will provide.
Yes! Global artisans are always looking for creative ways to introduce eco-friendly practices into their artwork. In Central America, for example, artisans utilize materials left over from larger fabric productions. By upcycling or repurposing pieces of fabric from past projects, they minimize the environmental footprint of each mask. Elsewhere, high-demand and the urgency of the public-health crisis dictate the conditions of production. In those instances, masks are produced as quickly and efficiently as possible. When it is available, artisans opt for sustainable materials, such as cotton, hemp, and reused textiles. Each individual piece is crafted to be comfortable, fashionable and customizable.
Face masks should be cared for with vigilance and consistency. The CDC recommends that a face mask be washed or sanitized after every use. Frequent washing may wear out the elastic or fibers; therefore, certain precautions should be taken. When machine washing, it is best to use mild detergent and cold to warm water. Avoid intense chemical soaps, extreme heat, and twisting or stressing the fabric. Depending on the materials used, hand-washing may be recommended. For example, silk or jacquard masks or embellished masks will require hand-washing because of the delicate fibers used. We recommend that you hang your masks up to dry, rather than using a dryer. Proper mask care is crucial to prevent contamination from any particles that may exist on the outside of the mask.
Absolutely! Our face masks are handmade by global artisans, who cut and stitch the fabric. While an artisan may use a sewing machine in addition to hand stitching, each mask is crafted individually, with love and attention to detail. Our global artisans stand behind the craftsmanship and quality of their work. Their face masks, like the rest of their artwork, reflect creativity, skill, and individuality.
Skin sensitivity is an important concern for face mask wearers. For this reason, artisans specializing in handmade face masks use quality, breathable fabrics when constructing their cloth masks. If a wearer has skin sensitivities or allergies to a particular fabric, it is useful to read the products full description. Additionally, because face masks can trap dirt and oil in your pores, and cause irritation, it is important to regularly clean masks after use.
Face masks are crafted from a wide array of materials, and global artisans strive to craft unique pieces from resources that are native to their own regions. Most work in woven cotton, largely because it performs better with high thread counts, making it a strong filter against transmittable, airborne particles. But each region adds its own unique touch. Thailand, for example, utilizes muslin and hemp, while Bali uses rayon and polyester, two synthetic fibers that create a filter-like effect to enhance protection. Mexico frequently works with nylon, elastic threads, and acrylic painted fabrics for a comfortable yet detailed design. India incorporates viscose, linen, silk and jacquard, which is a highly-textured pattern that is woven into fabric to produce a raised effect in the design. Fabric masks are most effective when multiple layers are threaded together to create an absorbent, protective barrier. Through face masks, artisans have found creative ways to bring their beautiful designs to the public and provide a livelihood for themselves and their families, especially when travel and tourism is reduced.
Masks function as shields; therefore, their levels of protection are dependent upon the types of materials from which they are made. The CDC recommends that healthcare providers wear N95 masks, which capture 95% of micro particles by tightly sealing susceptible areas, like the mouth and nose. For those who do not work in a healthcare setting, disposable or cloth masks are recommended. Handmade, artisanal face masks are one great option. They are designed to be an affordable, reusable form of protection against the spread of bacteria and viruses, in addition to dust and tiny particles. They block bodily fluids that may be emitted when one sneezes, coughs, or talks. Face masks from Bali, India, and Mexico are often made from organic fibers or tightly woven cotton and use multiple layers to provide the highest level of protection. Thailand specializes in muslin cotton, fibers that block pathogens at a rate that is comparable to medical-grade face masks. Of course, wearers must wash masks frequently and practice social distancing. But by wearing sustainable face masks made from natural, tightly woven fibers, wearers help slow the spread of possible airborne particles.
Natural, organic fabrics allow for comfortable airflow and optimal movement. Countries such as India, Bali, Thailand, and Mexico utilize natural materials that provide full coverage without being constricting. Linen, for example, is derived from flax plants, one of the oldest cultivated crops in history. It is known for its durability and lightweight fibers, making it extremely breathable. Similar to linen, cotton is a flexible material that is known for its breathability and softness. Novica artisans in these regions have developed masks utilizing sustainable resources that provide maximum comfort.
Whether manufactured or hand-stitched, face masks require proper care to ensure durability and functionality. While cloth and fabric masks do not technically expire, like any material, they will wear with excessive use and need to be replaced over time. Handmade face masks from regions like Bali and India, which use natural fibers and multi-layered fabrics, provide excellent coverage, and comply with CDC and WHO recommendations of breathability, comfort, and layering. These sustainable fabrics can be used repeatedly with gentle washing. Other regions, like Thailand and Mexico, also create high-quality face masks using cotton, a material that is strong, long-lasting, and comfortable. They provide great protection and are easy to sanitize. With proper use and delicate washing, handmade face masks serve as a safety precaution and a wearable work of art.
Featured Review on Block Print Face Masks
Beautiful, comfortable mask
I shared these Floral Joy masks with two friends who were very happy to receive them! I loved the sweet bag that they came in. We all agreed that they are well-made, fit perfect, and are very soft. The cloth pattern is so beautiful that I wish there was a Floral Joy clothing line. I highly recommend this gorgeous, unique mask. Thank you.
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