Two Fridas / Self-Portrait with Monkeys - Mask

Two Fridas / Self-Portrait with Monkeys - Mask

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Reversible mask inspired by Frida Kahlo:

  • 2-ply mask
  • Reversible
  • Light and comfortable
  • Easy to breathe
  • Nose wire 
  • Adjustable
  • Soft hand polyester spandex blend
  • Machine washable, lay flat to dry
  • Do not bleach

Each mask is reversible and features two designs:

- The Two Fridas, 1939
- Self-Portrait with Monkeys, 1943

Not intended for healthcare or medical use.

© (2018) Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / SOCAN (2020)

About The Two Fridas
This double self-portrait by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is considered her most famous painting. Two versions of Kahlo are seated next to one another. The one on the left is wearing a European-style Victorian dress while the other is wearing a traditional Tehuana dress.

A common interpretation of the work is that this is a representation of Frida’s dual heritage: her European heritage through her father who was German, and her traditional Mexican heritage passed through her mother.

Another interpretation is that the Tehuana Frida is the one Diego Rivera adored (she is holding a small portrait of her husband) while he rejected the European Frida. After all, this painting was made in the year Frida divorced Diego.

About Self-Portrait with Monkeys
Flora and fauna feature prominently in Kahlo’s paintings, often representing larger themes within her work. In this painting, Kahlo is surrounded by four monkeys, which she kept as pets in Coyoacán. Her pets have frequently been described as surrogates for her maternal energies.

Frida’s menagerie comprised chickens, sparrows, macaws, spider monkeys and parakeets, Bonito the parrot and a fawn named Granizo.

About Frida Kahlo 
Frida Kahlo (born July 6, 1907, Coyoacán, Mexico—died July 13, 1954, Coyoacán) was a Mexican painter best known for her uncompromising and brilliantly colored self-portraits that deal with such themes as identity, the human body, and death. Although she denied the connection, she is often identified as a Surrealist. In addition to her work, Kahlo was known for her tumultuous relationship with muralist Diego Rivera (married 1929, divorced 1939, remarried 1940).

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2 Fridas

This is a beautifully made mask with Two Fridas on one side and Frida with Monkeys on the other. The colors are beautiful and colorful.....get lots of comments when wearing this mask. I recommend it and the seller.

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