Step back in time and experience the use of commedia dell'arte leather masks. Masks that transform and influence the imagination and physical presence of the actor. A time honoured artifice allowing students of drama to change their performance persona. The leather masks are handmade by mask-maker artisans in Venice, Italy. Made in the tradition of Italian masks as used in commedia dell'arte from the fourteenth to eighteenth century. A traditional lineage of mask-making that adds a sense of historical connection and empowerment to the device.
violet moon works leather and papier mâché masks are all hand crafted in the artisan traditions of Venetian mask-makers of Italy. All leather masks come with a certificate of authenticity that they are genuine Venetian Masks.
All masks are made to be worn and to fit an average adult face.
Arlecchino - (Harlequin) is a low status character who is crafty and a trickster. He often tries to swindle money out of the higher status characters in Commedia dell'Arte.
Arlecchino 15 cm x 19 cm