Each piece is handcrafted by artisans using skills that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
Each measure 8" X 6" X 3" depth.
The profession of mask making was founded in Venice, Italy in April 1436 by the Masters of the Painters Guild.
The artist pressed papier mache into molds and coated the mask with plaster. He then applied a second layer of papier mache, lined the back of the mask with gauze and placed it in an oven to stiffen it. Finally he trimmed the edges and hand painted the result. This tradition of hand crafting masks has remained unchanged for hundreds of years.