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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.

See:
http://www.magicofvenezia.com/servlet/the-template/maskstory/Page

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  • Copyright: Pietro Bruno (Provolax) (64)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2006-05-03
  • Categories: Artwork
  • Camera: Olympus C-725UZ
  • Exposure: f/3.4, 1/400 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-09-22 2:08
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