Genuine Venetian Masquerade Masks.
Genuine Venetian Masquerade Masks. The wearing of masks in theatres dates back as far as the ancient Greek festivals in honour of Dionysius, god of theatre. When the Romans conquered Southern Europe, they adapted the Grecian love of theatre and the use of masks in plays and celebrations. The Venice Carnival, (or Carnevale) which dates back to the 15th century, is still famous today, attracting visitors from all around the world to the colour and excitement of this ancient tradition. All our masks are imported directly from Venice in Italy and come with either a stamp of authenticity on the inside of the mask or a certificate of authenticity from the manufacturer in Venice. In addition, we have personally visited all of our mask suppliers and seen the artisans at work in their factories. We can vouch for the fact that these Venetian Masks are authentic and all hand made in Venice. Find us online on www.ItalyMask.com - Free shipping in the US and Canada.