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Venice Carnival Mask: a brief history

In a city where there seems to be a mask shop on every corner, it may be surprising to learn that the ancient Venetian craft of mask making was only revived about forty years ago. Masks disappeared, along with Carnival, when Napoleon’s troops brought an end to the Venetian Republic in 1797.  However, masks comeback in the late 1970s and early 1980s when a group of…

How to make a Venetian Carnival Mask

The Venetian mask: an ancient tradition The Venetian mask has a long history stretching back almost 1,000 years. Nobody knows for sure when or why the tradition of wearing masks began, but there is a lot of speculation. The history and origins of “the mask” is as mysterious as the mask itself. What is acknowledged to be…

Origins Carnevale

The origin of Venice Carnival is still uncertain. What it is sure is that its initial affirmation is based on three specific moments: between religious celebrations and wars. Three years: 109411621296. These are the historically documented year of the first period of development of Venice Carnival. The Mysterious Origin of Carnival The origin of this party is indeed…