Volto Mistero Venetian Masquerade Mask
- The beguiling Volto Mistero Mask is in a class of its own when it comes to style.
If you choose to buy real Venetian (and why wouldn’t you?) your masquerade mask has to be made by the time-honoured craftsmen who create each one by hand with extreme attention to detail.
And know that the mask you have chosen is playing its part to keep alive an artistry that began in medieval times and continues today.
Take a closer inspection of the aged effect white background of the Volto Mistero and just noticeable are the delicate brush strokes the artist has so diligently applied.
Evocatively, a blue gloved hand with gold glitter fingernails touches the face, almost concealing the right eye, and you are drawn in to the mystery of the Volto character. Gold brocade frames the mask to create an antique finish.
When you buy real Venetian, you buy a one-off design – no two are the same. You own a work of art that you’ll want to keep long after the party is over.
Masks – and the mask makers, the Mascherari – represent a Venetian culture that became a renewed tradition in the 1980s when, after two centuries, a mask shop opened up again. It triggered the revival of the masquerade masks made famous by the Carnivale of Venice in the 16th – 18th centuries.
The almost forgotten tradition of mask making was revived and artisans began practising their craft.
The Carnival lives on and so does the creation of exquisite masks. Of course people can buy mass produced or machine made versions for much less. But they lack the inimitable appeal of a genuine Venetian masterpiece like the Volto.
Next time you are invited to a masked ball, fancy dress or themed party why not think about going authentic Venetian? And why not the stunning Volto? Make it your own. Create your themed party costume around this historical character from medieval Venice and you’ll make the party even more memorable.
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This mask is a limited edition and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.