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An aspect of masks include that of the sacred and the profane through the use of anthropomorphic disguisement. These camouflages may mediate with the spirit world and protect the human instinctive self. In a more contemporary context masks have become a functional tool instead of an aesthetic garment. The exploration of the history of masks in a more practical purpose shows that these face shield keeps being a tool of protection whether it is for disease prevention, religious protection, or refinement and caricature.



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