Ok, so the tinker, here, isn't necessarily from one SPECIFIC fairytale, but he wanders through most of them. He's got some pots and pans and kettles hanging from his cart, but you can see his best work -a teapot and a teacup- cut out in the mask's eyes.
This mask took quite a fair amount of time, and was a labour of love, and a sortof self portrait for our metalsmith. The tinker may not be, on the surface, our most exciting mask, but without a tinker none of our masks exist.
The wonder of a copper mask is in the strength and give of the material. Because it is so strong, the mask can be very thin- this makes it both very light, and makes it possible to fit as a second skin. These won't block your peripheral vision the way a leather. paper maiche, or plastic mask would. They can be very comfortably worn all day and night- no worries about sweat or rain causing them to soften and lose their shape. Rinse it with clean water at the end of the night before putting it away. They can stand up to anything you throw at them. As for packing? Throw it in your bag. If you're checking the bag, maybe stuff a balled up pair of socks where your forehead would go. Easy.
Not planning to wear your mask? He or she won't mind. They can hang flat against a wall, or sit on a shelf.