The Jolly Clodette Venetian mask is another alluring example of Venetian artisan mask making. This lovely Venetian Jolly mask is handcrafted from paper mache using centuries’ old techniques. The mask has a full crown and bib depicting cat tarot cards. The crown and bib are made from heavy stock paper and incorporate colors characterizing those of antique newspaper (faded yellowish and black hues). Each point, on the crown and bib, is outlined in gold brocade braid. A hanging bell on teach point adds the finishing touch.
The mask’s face is hand painted in aged white and displays a lovely black, white and gold harlequin pattern over the eyes – as if the mask was wearing a mask. The crown incorporates into the mask with a large gold brocade braid and a black and gold braid.
Woven fabric ties hang from the sides and can be used in securing the mask, should it be worn.
The crown and bib are flexible and can be shaped as desired.
The masks dimensions (as pictured) are approximately 20” long, 18” wide and 4” deep.
The mask is signed by the artist and comes with sticker of authenticity.
All masks are handmade and painted in Venice, Italy. No two masks are ever identical.
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Orders generally will ship 1 business day from purchase.
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