The handcrafted Obsession Fellini Mask comes to you from the makers of the finest masquerade masks in Venice.
The Obsession is perfect if you are looking for something a little different because, with its nero black face and antique effect golden hair you can create an identity of your own - masculine or feminine.
When you purchase the Obsession luxury masquerade mask for your themed special occasion, did you know you are maintaining and preserving an ancient craft – much loved by the artisans who create the masks? Papier mache masks were first made in Venice in the 12th century.
Venetian craftsmen created each one by hand from layers of finely cut and carefully glued paper which they had set into a plaster cast to form the facial outline of the mask.
When the papier mache set, the craftsman would begin the hand painting. Layer after layer of paint was applied to achieve the desired effect to create the character the wearer would assume.
Today, the Obsession is made in the same way, entirely by hand in Venice following the same medieval tradition, giving the masquerade mask its luxury appeal. The masquerade mask is a famous, celebrated icon of the city, worn at the Venice annual carnival.
But why were masks first worn in Venice? To live in Venice in medieval times meant living with social barriers and residents wanted to escape those restrictions, at least for some of the time. Behind a mask, you could behave differently, and enjoy a little more freedom. The masquerade party eventually became the highlight of the City’s social calendar and remains so today.
Re-create a little Venetian tradition at your own masquerade ball or themed party when you choose the genuine Venetian Obsession luxury mask.
The mask comes with satin ties which make it easily adjustable to fit comfortably around your head. And thanks to its papier mache base you won't feel uncomfortable behind the mask - it is designed to be worn the whole night long with your party costume.
Order today and get your masquerade mask delivered to your door.