With the fabric imported from London, England we present another craft by Askew entitled 'The Plague Doctor" which depicts the actual mask worn in the 1300s by such. This fundraiser is for the Stittsville Foodbank and we have just 6 of these left in one size- unisex Large. This is a 3-ply (filter included) 100% cotton design with adjustable ear loops and removable nose wire.
A plague doctor was a physician who treated victims of the Bubonic Plague. In times of epidemics, these physicians were specifically hired by towns where the plague had taken hold. Since the city was paying them a salary, they treated everyone, wealthy or poor.