Venetian Mask, Nasone
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Venetian Masquerade Mask, Nasone Style - Commedia Dell'Arte Italian Carnival Mask
Includes: hand made adult size front face mask which ties up at the back through black ribbons.
A real hand made product, made by artists and decorated in full respect of Venetian artisan traditions and original designs developed in Venice together with “Commedia Dell'Arte” during the 17th Century.
Translated to the letter, the name Nasone means “long nose” this is associated with the very popular “Medico della Peste” mask (The plague doctor). It is one of the most recognizable masks from the whole Venetian Carnival imaginary and it's design is also based on a gory yet true story. The design of the longed nose mask is based on the plague physicians garments, used in the 14th Century all over Europe (UK included), they covered themselves up and wore a scary mask with a long nose to resemble a bird's beak. They hoped these precautions would prevent them contracting the disease. Much like the plague doctors, this mask is commonly used with a long black cloak and a black hat.
This scary vision was adapted later on by the carnival of Venice and became one of it's most popular items. This mask is also used as a celebration of “momento mori” a reminder that "Remember that you are mortal".
A common belief at the time was that the plague was spread by birds. There may have been a belief that by dressing in a bird-like mask, the wearer could draw the plague away from the patient and onto the garment the plague doctor wore.
Please note that due to the way these masks are made (all hand made from scratch) it is likely that variations to the picture may occur. If these variations are considered to be major, we will get in contact with you.Costume Includes
- 1 x Mask
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