Venetian masks have a long history of protecting their wearer's identity during promiscuous or decadent activities. Made for centuries in Venice, these distinctive masks were formed from paper-mache and wildly decorated with fur, fabric, gems, or feathers. Eventually, Venetian masks re-emerged as the emblem of Carnevale (Venetian Carnival), a pageant and street fair celebrating hedonism.
Venetian masks have been worn in Venice, Italy, since antiquity.
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- Copyright: Pietro Bruno (Provolax) (64)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-03
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-725UZ
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