The masks are worn during the Carnivale Venice truly entice us because of its appearance, style, design and ornaments that are used in making the masks unique from one another. For some people who are wondering where this craze started, from the Carnival’s name itself, it originated in the land of pasta, cheese and pizza – Italy. These masquerade masks have become important to all people from the ancient times up to now because it allows the wearer to hide their identities and just enjoy the colorful celebration.
The masquerade masks are typically available in various vibrant colors and are made from durable materials. Its style could be the full face and half face while its design depends on the ornaments, color pigments and other objects that could make the masks look sophisticated. And to get the best masquerade masks that will complement your outfit for the special event, here are the features of the masquerade masks that are popular up to now.
The Bauta masks are a pointed-style mask at the bottom and are square at the top. This is best worn with tri-cornered hat and cape. This is often worn by revelers because it allows them to eat, drink and speak without the need to remove the mask.
The Volto masks are masquerade masks that give an illusion of being a ghost-like creature because it is primarily white in design. This is originally worn with a cloak that is either black or red and a tri-cornered hat. However, the modern design of Volto nowadays features full-faced masks that are available in many colors, including the traditional white.
The Columbina masks are usually worn by women and come in a half-face design. This is held up by a baton, is decorated with a rod or could be tied to the head with a ribbon. Medico della Peste is masquerade mask in Carnival Venice that has a birdlike design because of its long beak. It is a full face mask that features a narrow, hollow and a protracted beak.
Domino masquerade masks feature small and rounded shape, where the wearer’s eyes and space in between are covered. Its interior is colored with white while its exterior is black. The Capitano masquerade mask is usually worn by men where the eyes, nose, and forehead are covered. One type of this mask is that it has large eye holes and a long face.
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