The Harlequin and His Mask

A Harlequin, or alrecchino, is most commonly recognized as a comical character from the famous theatrical performance, the Italian Commedia dell’Arte. The first appearance of the harlequin was during the 16th century. There have been a number of theories attempting to describe the origins of the harlequin, which really adds to his mystery. Some say … Read more

Types & Styles

Types of Venetian Masks Venetian masks were originally designed for all sorts of entertainment and games for the ruling class as well as lower classes. The masks held a symbolic purpose of disguising ones identity but they also served more functional purposes. Many of these purposes revolved around promiscuity, crime and other illicit behavior. Others … Read more

The Art of Masquerade Masks

The modern revival of masquerade masks is deeply rooted in craftsmanship and the artistic qualities of the masks. While these agents of disguise originated in Venice they have been welcomed in other parts of the world including the rest of Europe and the Americas. Each region has its own style and culture surrounding these masks. … Read more

White Masquerade Mask

Gorgeous white masquerade masks for sale. Pure and innocent looking white masquerade party masks are great for Mardi Gras, Carnival, or any masquerade party. Clicking the links below will open a new window in your browser with a full description of the white masquerade mask for sale on eBay.