Carnival Mask by ©The Creative  Minds
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It is officially carnival season in Bavaria and these masks are on sale everywhere…originally they come from Venice, Italy.
Masks have always been a main feature of the Venetian carnival. Traditionally people were allowed to wear them between the festival of Santo Stefano (St. Stephen’s Day, December 26) and the start of the carnival season and midnight of Shrove Tuesday. They have always been around Venice. As masks were also allowed on Ascension and from October 5 to Christmas, people could spend a large portion of the year in disguise. Maskmakers (mascherari) enjoyed a special position in society, with their own laws and their own guild.

Venetian masks can be made in leather, porcelain or with the original glass technique. The original masks were rather simple in design, decoration, and often had a symbolic and practical function. Nowadays, most of them are made with the application of gesso and gold leaf and are all hand-painted using natural feathers and gems to decorate.

The Carnival of Venice (Italian: Carnevale di Venezia) is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival ends with Lent, forty days before Easter on Shrove Tuesday (Fat Tuesday or Martedì Grasso), the day before Ash Wednesday.

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  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...about 2 years ago

  • ©The Creative  Minds
    ©The Creative ...about 2 years ago

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture & color my friend. Hugs

  • thank you…hugs back :)

    – ©The Creative Minds

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations

  • thank you

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  • chasingsooz
    chasingsoozabout 2 years ago

  • thank you :)

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  • EdsMum
    EdsMumabout 2 years ago

    Congratulations – 30th March, 2013 – Shirley, Jean & Rene

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