Mardi Gras Masks as Art

The Mardi Gras Mask and Its Features

Image of blue venetian maskWhile Mardi Gras masks are being mass produced in modern times, thousands of people continue the tradition of creating handmade masks. This is an art form that has passed down from one generation to another and one culture to another. One can find original Mardi Gras masks from all parts of the world as collectible items or to wear during masked festivals.

Mardi Gras masks have been influenced from various Venetian masks from the 15th Century. This was the time where actual guilds were dedicated to the production of original handcrafted masquerade masks. Traditional masks, including Mardi Gras masks have decorative works of art. A lot of attention to detail and craftsmanship goes into making these disguises.

The most common type of Mardi Gras mask is the half-face one. This type generally covers the top portion of the face in order for the wearer to speak, eat and drink. These masks can be wrapped around the head using ribbon or can be attached to a stick. Individual wearers can then hold the masks and be able to reveal their identities as needed.

Bold and bright colors are typical of Mardi Gras. The traditional trio of colors for Mardi Gras in New Orleans is purple, yellow and green. Over time, participants of the celebrations began to wear masks of all sorts of colors and decorations. Mardi Gras masks are typically covered with bird feathers, beads, gems metallic paints, colorful designs and glitter. The more elaborate the masks are, the livelier the festival ultimately becomes.

By wearing a mask, individuals can conceal their identities from one another and participate in various acts with freedom. One is free from judgment and there is the opportunity to embody a different persona.

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Huras Family Carnival Mask Mardi Gras Blown Glass Ornament
Huras Family Carnival Mask Mardi Gras Blown Glass Ornament
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Large 24" Handmade Mardi Gras Front Door Wreath Double Door Set Deco Mesh Decor
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Katherine's Collection Kleski Mardi Gras Masquerade Stick Mask His & Hers Set
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Vtg Michael Hunt Single Stitch New Orleans Mardi Gras 93 XL Women Purple Tie Dye
Vtg Michael Hunt Single Stitch New Orleans Mardi Gras 93 XL Women Purple Tie Dye
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Mardi Gras Mask Yellow Gold Plated Studs and Cufflinks Set
Mardi Gras Mask Yellow Gold Plated Studs and Cufflinks Set
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Christopher Radko comedy tragedy mask ornament Mardi Gras
Christopher Radko comedy tragedy mask ornament Mardi Gras
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GREEN GOLD FLOWER VENETIAN MASQUERADE MASK DECORATIVE MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL MASKS
GREEN GOLD FLOWER VENETIAN MASQUERADE MASK DECORATIVE MARDI GRAS CARNIVAL MASKS
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Mardi Gras mask and collar set with purple ostrich and peacock feathers 1086 S
Mardi Gras mask and collar set with purple ostrich and peacock feathers 1086 S
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