Home Décor: Venetian Style Wall Mask Sculptures
Sculptured wall masks for home décor
Venetian style carnival masks are famous and this page features a beautiful selection of sculpted masks that make wonderful eye-catching home décor accents. Equally famous are flamboyant Mardi Gras wall masks which are also displayed here. If you would like to introduce a carnival feel to your home, one or more of these make a stunning display. Give a room a festival flair with a beautifully sculpted wall mask.
These pieces of wall art are favorites among collectors too so if you know someone with a budding collection you will find another to add to it on this page. Scroll through to enjoy the selection gathered together here for your pleasure - who knows it may inspire you to start your own collection!
Mask wall sculptures - Venetian carnival mask decor
Wall decor: sculptured mask - Venetian style wall mask for sale
Venetian Carnival Wall Mask with Pink Hat and Pink Feathers
19" Italian Venetian Carnival Masquerade Wall Mask DÃ©cor
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Venetian Carnival Wall Mask/Red/Gold/Fanning Headdress
The history of Venetian masks - the carnival of Venice
Mardi Gras, Martedi Grasso, Shrove Tuesday, Carnevale di Venezia - they all have their beginnings in religious foundations. Each of the festivals mark the period leading up to Lent, that period in many religions when people do not eat meat, dairy products or eggs. In Venice the annual carnival continues in popularity and it is marked by the wearing of elaborate masquerade masks.
The first mention of the use of disguising masks has been found in records dating back to 1092. Then in 1268 you find legal documentation banning the use of masks by debauched nobility who disguised themselves with masks as they threw scented eggs at ladies in the street.
From that date to now the carnival has grown in popularity with ever increasingly elaborate masks and costumes in evidence as people party before the abstinence during the forty days of Lent.
If you are interested in leaving more about the masks and costumes in the Carnival of Venice - there are lots of interesting online sources to explore.
- History of the Venetian Masks. A Curious and Odd Case of Disguise
The history of the venetian masks is one of the most amazing things of the past. A lot of Venetians used to dress up and wearing carnival masks every day of the year. Discover why!
- History of Venetian Carnevale & Venetian Carnival Masks
History of Carnevale, Venetian Carnival Masks & Commedia Dell'arte.
- History of Venetian Masks - Pictures and Information - Venice, Italy
Venetian Mask Revival. Pictures and historic description of the hand-crafted, recognizable masks of Venice. Tour of Italy.
- history of venetian masks
History of Venetian masks
- History of masks
Feathered wall sculpture - Venetian style carnival mask
Brass wall mask sculpture - metal wall art for sale
13 inch Decorative Wall Plaque Jester Mask Objet D'Art Collectible
12.25 inch Intricate Dragonfly Mask Wall Plaque Décor Gift Objet d'Art
12.5 inch Arabian Mask Wall Plaque Turban Décor Collectible Gift
11.25 inch Owl Mask Wall Plaque Multicolor Collectible Display Gift
13.5 inch Peacock Feather Mask Wall Plaque Décor Collectible Gift
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Brazilian Festival Venetian Mardi Gras Wall Mask Sculpture DÃ©cor
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History of Mardi Gras masks
An integral part of any Mardi Gras parade or party are the masks. As mentioned above, Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday dates back centuries and is thought to be to use up all those delicacies people are denied through Lent. Masks were originally used to disguise the people wearing them as they indulged in passionate persuits of the carnival. Certainly the wearing of masks lend an air of mystery and intrigue but they also allow a degree of anonymity that allows a loosening of usual behaviour patterns. Today, as is evident from the wonderful Mardi Gras parades around the world, the masks are ever more elaborate.
You can find more information online - these are 5 links to get you started.
- Mardi Gras: The Celebration and the Mask : Theater-Masks.com
The Mardi Gras mask and costume allow the wearer to transcend his or her daily life in a mass of others who are doing the same thing. The transcendence is the magic and power of the Mardi Gras celebration.
- Mardi Gras Mask History | eHow.com
Mardi Gras Mask History. Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is a carnival celebration, a type of holiday that dissolves the usual boundaries of polite society in favor of raucous over-indulgence. Traditionally, people wear masks on carnival days to allow ro
- History of Mardi Gras
Are you ready for Mardi Gras?
- Mardi Gras Masks - AOL Travel News
Mardi Gras masks are in essence Carnival masks, and in America, where Mardi Gras is probably best known (under the name
- Why Do People Wear A Mardi Gras Mask
Why do people wear Mardi Gras masks?