All the masks we produce are handmade, made by combining traditional techniques of local Venetian craftsmen with new explorations into modern and contemporary decoration. The special handcrafted papier-mâché we use to create our masks has an elasticity and softness that allow it to fit comfortably and perfectly to the face of the wearer. During every stage of production, Masquerade Mask Design is mindful of environmental concerns. All the feathers that embellish our masks arrive exclusively with farm certificates to confirm their sanitation.
Established in 1996 with the name Carta Alta, our workshop has quickly become a standard model of Venetian craftsmanship. In 1998, we revolutionized the gold stucco method that is now used by all of the mask manufacturers in Venice. One year later Carta Alta was born, we were already creating and supplying typical Venetian masks to both the local and the international market. In 2000 our website opened as the first on-line shop for Venetian masks with worldwide shipping. From the beginning our web service and global shipments have received high customer satisfaction ratings. Our original creations, with their unique artistic quality, have delighted our customers and have been chosen for important theater and film production.
In 2018 Carta Alta also opened a branch in the United States: this is how Masquerade Mask Design was born.