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Bertjan Pot's Rope Masks are Quirky and Colorful

By: Meghan Young - Published: • References: bertjanpot.nl and neatorama
What began as an experimental carpet turned into the Rope Masks art series. A collection of colorful and quirky disguises, the Rope Masks are, as their name suggests, made out of rope. Originally, textile artist Bertjan Pot wanted to create a large flat rug out of vibrant rope. Due to the material used and the patterns created, his samples became curvy instead of remaining flat. Pot was about to discard the project altogether when his co-worker, Vladi Rapaport, suggested turning them into masks.

The Rope Masks collection has since grown to include over 50 masks. An ongoing project, the Netherlands-based artist writes, "The possibilities are endless, I’m meeting new faces every day." Inspired by everything from tribal masks to abstract art, his Rope Masks are captivating.