These rather great (and not at all creepy) masks are a product of the wonderful Bertjan Pot studio: the destination of a sideways approach to materials and the forms they reveal. As explained in this video profile of the designer, "When his creativity isn't sufficiently challenged, Pot heads over to his sewing machine to make masks. A project that started as an experiment from which he wanted to find out if he could make a carpet by stitching rope together."
I read about Bertjan Pot masks on the DesigBlog website. Their publisher wrote an email to the Bertjan Pot studio, followed by a very short, rational yet cool answer. Read it here.