As the Halloween holiday approaches we have some wearable dark artwork to present in the form of handmade leather masks from Eastern Europe. Bob Basset is the name of a fine leather workshop, based in the small town of Kharkov, Ukraine. The workshop is run by Oleg Petrov who is a specialist in metallurgy, leather and wood among other crafts. These finely detailed masks and leather works play upon multiple historical references making them both striking and at times even menacing. The craftsmanship from this workshop is impeccable and the designs darkly enthralling. Enjoy.
The Mashrabiya collection
This collection is a mixture of geometric lines and floral applique, combined with sophisticated hand stitched leatherand and steel