VCM BLOG

Venice Carnival Mask Blog

Curiosity and informations about the history of the Masks and the origin of the Venice Carnival Masks

Making handmade Venetian Masks

Making handmade Venetian Masks

Only high quality products that possess the essence of Venice. These videos are a mix of working phases and images of Venice because they are both an integral part of the soul of our creations.
What do Venetian masks represent?

What do Venetian masks represent?

In ancient times, the first masks used in the "commedia dell'arte" symbolized the expressions and the personality of the characters that were represented.
Why are masks popular in Venice?

Why are masks popular in Venice?

The masks are the symbol of freedom and transgression, they level social categories and add charm and mystery to the wearer.
What material are Venetian masks made of?

What material are Venetian masks made of?

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.
Why do Venetians wear masks during the carnival?

Why do Venetians wear masks during the carnival?

The history of the Venetian mask (from the Arabic “mascharà”, scoff, satire) began even earlier in 1268, the year in which the most ancient Venetian law dates back limited the improper use of the mask.