Materials used in the making of Venetian Masquerade Masks
All Just Posh Masks' masks are imported from Italy and are all decorated by Venetian Artisans
If you are looking for a genuine Venetian mask then Just Posh Masks has one of the largest selections for sale in the UK
Our leather masks are made using high quality genuine leather, our feathered masks use duck, goose and ostrich feathers and our lace masks use macrame lace from Burano, an island in the Venetian Lagoon
Our metal masks are made of fine quality metals laser cut to give intricate lace detail
Our papier mache masks come in two forms.
The first, and most ecomical, is a plaster cast mask using a mould taken from a real persons face, thus ensuring a perfect comfortable fit. The mould is layered with tempra, a fine plaster cast, giving a perfectly smooth surface to decorate. A flexible mask that fits most human faces. We have listed these as "Plaster Cast Masks"
The second, is pure papier mache, either meticulously layered into a mould until the required thickness is achieved or, using a new process carried out by the Venetian Artisans in order to meet the demand for masquerade masks, which is called "paper press". This involves the papier mache strips being pulped with a sticky solution and then machine pressed into the face mould and left to set. We have listed these as "Paper Mache Masks"
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