When were Venetian masks made?

When were Venetian masks made?

13th century
The tradition of the mask started in the 13th century when Venetians would hold celebrations and parties from December 26th until the start of Lent and wear elaborate masks to conceal their identity.

Who made the first Venetian mask?

physician Charles de Lorme
The striking design originates from 17th-century French physician Charles de Lorme who adopted the mask together with other sanitary precautions while treating plague victims. The mask is often white, consisting of a hollow beak and round eyeholes covered with crystal discs, creating a bespectacled effect.

What material are Venetian masks made of?

Venetian masks were usually made with a papier-mâché base, and then heavily embellished with fabric, feathers, fur, and gems.

What were old Venetian masks made of?

Venetian masks date back to around the year 1200. The masks were made mainly with the products present at the time, such as paper and glue (papier-mâché), earth and clay (ceramic/plaster), rags, fabric or pieces of animal skin (leather). These were the “raw materials” that were found in those years.

How do you make a Venetian mask?

How to Make a Venetian Mask

  1. – large bowl. – craft paper (cut into 1 inch by 6- to 9-inch strips)
  2. In order to hold everything together, a paste made from flour and water is required.
  3. To add strength and body to your mask, dip newspaper strips into the paste to coat, and then place on the milk jug in a horizontal pattern.

How are Venetian mask made?

Are Venetian masks making a comeback?

After a very long absence of these masks, they made a comeback in 1979 when the Italian government decided to bring back the traditional carnival of Venice. The Venetian masks play a vital role in the tourism industry as about 3 million people visited Venice in the year of Carnival.

What are the different types of Venetian masks?

Those are just but a few masks, there are more such as Brighella, La Raffiana, Scaramuccia, and Arlecchino. In our modern world, the Venetian masks still play a vital role in the tourism industry in Venice. The traditional masks available are not enough so more has to be made to be enough for everyone.

Is there an inventory for the Jolly Venetian masks?

Each Male Female Jolly Venetian Mask is an original creation which means there is limited inventory since each mask is handcrafted. Don’t wait! The Male Female Jolly Venetian Mask makes a fantastic mask at any Carnival, Halloween, Masquerade, or Mardi Gras party costume.

This plaster cast can be used for a very long time to form a basic Venetian mask. The wet paper pulp is usually pressed over the plaster cast and then left to the air to dry. Once the paper is dry it will retain the shape of the plaster cast.