Perfect for a Steampunk or Post Apocalypse Masquerade Ball, or to complete your costume.
Lightweight mask, measures approx 17cm
In the 15th century Masquerade balls and pageants were part of wedding celebrations and medieval court life. A famous Masquerade was the Burning Men's Ball held by Charles VI of France,1393. They became more public in the 16th century Renaissance period, where they were particularly popular in Switzerland and Venice, although held for members of the upper classes, this tradition fell in to decline along with the Venetian Republic at the end of the 18th century. In other parts of Europe they gained popularity in the 17th and 18th centuries, a famous event, the death of Gustav III of Sweden, was the basis of Verdi's Masked Ball.