Moretta, the dark mask of forced silence

November 8, 2010 § Leave a comment

 

This classical venetian mask, took its name due to its dark colour. Originally created in France, quickly gained popularity in Venice, probably due to the silence the mask objected its female wearer to; in order to keep the mask in place one should always be bitting on a button in the inner surface of the mask. Sadly the mask lost its popularity around the middle of the 18th century.

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