Masks have been a part of celebrations for centuries. Celebrations like Mardi Gras and masquerade balls have made use of Venetian masks for years. The Carnival of Venice is an Italian equivalent of Mardi Gras. The traditional celebrations are marked by costumes and these distinctive face masks. Classic Mardi Gras mask designs were are made from glass or porcelain, but most modern designs are made from plastic. Venetian masks are historically created with some symbolism or character in mind and are intricately decorated with hand-painted designs, beads, feathers, lace and ribbons.
Domino masks are the half-face style of these accessories and allow the wearer to eat and drink easily. Another option that frees up your mouth for conversation or snacking includes a stick mask design. A Venetian mask on a long stick is a design often seen at masquerade parties and for elegant costumes. Full face masks are an excellent choice for those seeking anonymity and a classic style of Venetian Mardi Gras mask. The theme of these face plates include jesters, Renaissance doctors, cats, and devils. Many of these are traditional tropes found during the Carnival season.
Mardi Gras and Carnival are holidays that celebrate all the wonderful things we have before we give them up for Lent. Celebrate Mardi Gras with a traditional Carnival mask in a classic Venetian design.