The masks of Venice are a centuries old tradition and have been worn throughout history.
This mask covers the entire face with a pronounced chin, nose and no mouth. The chin line normally points up to allow the person to eat, talk and drink. They were traditionally considered a piece of art and those who wore them would pair it with a red cape.
This mask became popular after an actress of the commedia dell’arte (a form of improvised theatre, with a cast of colourful characters) did not want her beautiful face covered
The Moretta mask may be one of the most unusual designs. It originated in France but gained popularity in Venice, it’s worn exclusively by women and paired with a stylish black veil.