This wonderful Murano glass mask with multicoloured glass canes seem to have captured the typical faces of the famous "maschere" in traditional Venetian theatre, and those of the Carnival of Venice. The first edition of the Carnival seems to date back to 1094, to allow the Venetian people a period of uninterrupted fun in the City: through the anonymity granted by costumes and face coverings, all social norms and inequalities were momentarily suspended.
This mask has the traditional shape of the "Moretta": worn especially by women, it was most often covered in dark velvet, and accompanied by a delicate hat and refined clothing.
The "Moretta" was a mute costume, as this mask was held onto the face by an internal button, which had to be held on to with one's mouth. This mask rests on a stand, which is 29.5cm tall (approx. 11" 2/3) and with a 12cm wide base (approx. 4" 3/4). It is also available in a splendid miniature version.
Just imagine this elegant handmade item on your bookshelf or as a design element on your entrance console: it will immediately catch your guests' attention!
Isn't it also a precious and original gift idea to surprise the recipient with? it will match perfectly with both modern and classic design.