Papier-Mache Masks

Antique processing involving cheap materials such as paper, rags, water and glue. Already used in Italy during the 16th century, this technique allowed the construction of statues of religious meaning. Nowadays it still involves the same materials and process and has not gone through any modernization.

All our subjects and creations are made according to tradition. In casts or molds of our fabrication each piece of paper drenched in water and glue is being laid one on top of the other until a thick layer is obtained. It is then left to dry.

Once completely dried it is removed from the mold and smoothed down as much as possible. Only then is the figure ready to be colored with water colors and subsequently decorated with gold leaf stucco and other various techniques. Some of these figures are being “craquelé”- style processed or applied a gold leaf which gets afterwards engraved or painted by hand.

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  • Colombina Mask - Blue Color - Venetian Mask

    Colombina

    32,00
  • Feathered Colombina - Violet Color - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Feathered

    49,00
  • Colombina Mask - Red Color - Papier Mache Flower Metal Strass - Venetian Mask

    Colombina with metal flower and rhinestones

    45,00
  • Colombina Alba - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Alba

    30,00
  • colombin_noctis_carnival_venetian_mask_handmade_veneziamaschere_by_la_gioia_350c-noctis-ne

    Colombina Noctis

    25,00
  • Colombina Cigno - Black Color - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Cigno

    36,00
  • Colombina_alexis_carnival_original_mask_mask_Veneziamaschere_by_La_Gioia_350c_alexis2

    Colombina Alexis

    30,00
  • colombina_Alassia_handmade_papier-machè-mask_Veneziamaschere_by_La_Gioia_350c_ Alassia

    Colombina Alassia

    30,00
  • Colombina Fully Feathered - Blue Color - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Fully Feathered

    59,00
  • Jolly René Curly in Paper Mache - Taroc Style - Venetian Mask

    Jolly René Curly in Paper Mache

    115,00
  • Venetian Bauta - Blue - Venetian Mask

    Venetian Bauta – Colored

    38,00
  • Plague Doctor - Venetian Mask

    Plague Doctor Mask

    88,00
  • Colombina with half Butterfly and Stick - Red Color - Venetian Mask

    Colombina with half Butterfly and Stick

    175,00
  • colombina_ Atlas _Papier_machè_venetian_mask_Veneziamaschere_by_La_Gioia_350c_ Atlas

    Colombina Atlas

    30,00
  • Piuma Volto intero - Orange - Venetian Mask

    Piuma volto intero in papier mache

    149,00
  • Colombina Nerina - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Nerina

    30,00
  • Colombina_giulia_original_venetian_mask_Handmade_in_Italy_Veneziamaschere_by_La_Gioia_350c_giulia

    Colombina Giulia

    30,00
  • Cat Mask with Metal Ears - Violet Color - Venetian Mask

    Cat Mask with Metal Ears

    99,00
  • Dominetto - Colombina Mask with two wings in metal - Black Color - Venetian Masks

    Dominetto – Colombina Mask with two Wings in Metal

    185,00
  • Colombina_tami_handmade_carnival_original_mask_Veneziamaschere_by_La_Gioia_350c-tami-rsa

    Colombina Tami

    30,00
  • Colombina Aurora - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Aurora

    30,00
  • Jolly René Punte in Papier Mache - Venetian Mask

    Jolly René Tips in Papier-Mache

    135,00
  • Colombina_terry_Carnival_Handmade_original_venetian_mask_Veneziamaschere_by_la_gioia_350c_terry-ro

    Colombina Terry

    30,00
  • Vedova Colorata Macramé - Black Color - Venetian Mask

    Vedova Colorata Macramè

    99,00
  • Gatto_crequelle_handmade_papier-machè-mask_370_c

    Cat Crequelle

    53,00
  • Gatto Ralfh - Venetian Mask

    Cat Ralfh

    53,00
  • Vedova Cordone - Red Color - Venetian Mask

    Vedova Cordone

    87,00
  • Jolly Donna Multicolor with Six Tips - Small Size - Red - Venetian Mask

    Jolly Donna Multicolor with Six Tips – Small

    49,00
  • Colombina_sally_carnival_venetian_mask_Veneziamaschere_by_la_gioia_350c_sally-vi

    Colombina Sally

    30,00
  • Colombina Sole - Venetian Mask Made in Venice by La Gioia 350c-sole

    Colombina Sole

    30,00
  • volto_quadri_musica_made_in_venice_handmade_LCP081_nero_nero

    Volto Quadri Musica

    69,00
  • Colombina_lorna_carnival_venetian_mask_Veneziamaschere_by_la_gioia_350c-lorna-azz

    Colombina Lorna

    30,00
  • Colombina_ale_made_in_venice_handmade_Veneziamaschere_by_La_Gioia_350c-ale

    Colombina Ale

    30,00
  • Bauta_nera _Papier_machè_venetian_mask_veneziamaschere_by_la_gioia_364_ne

    Bauta Total Black

    54,00
  • Colombina Farfalla Macrame - Total White - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Farfalla Macrame

    45,00
  • Colombina Cigno - Arlecchino - Venetian Mask

    Colombina Cigno – Arlecchino

    36,00
  • Colombina Rosy - Venetian Mask Made in Venice by La Gioia 350c-rosy

    Colombina Rosy

    30,00
  • Ventolina Large - Zodiac Style - Venetian Mask

    Ventolina – Large

    89,00
  • Jolly Donna Taroc with Eleven Tips - Large Size - Venetian Mask

    Jolly Donna Tarot with Eleven Tips – Large

    99,00
  • Plague Doctor with Drawing of the Doctor - Venetian Mask

    Plague Doctor Mask with Drawing of Doctor Itself

    117,00