Venezia header: Piazza San Marco - Riva degli Schiavoni

MASCARA IN DOMINÒ

(Hooded mask)

The use of this traditional Carnival outfit started in London to tease the way the people of the Anglican Church (not the Catholic!) would dress.

It was prohibited in France because it would let to hide well underneath it, but was accepted in Italy, even in Rome (the Church!).

But it was little used in Venice, as it didn’t allow to hide the user’s identity, I would guess.

Giovanni Grevembroch: Mascara in Dominò - watercolor (18th century)
Giovanni Grevembroch: "Mascara in Dominò"
watercolor (18th century)

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