The Carnivale in Venice is the most famous glamourous Carnival in the world and the Italians are masters of design and decoration, fulfilling the wildest artistic mask fantasies.
For over 1000 years Venice has lead the world in masquerade mask design, stimulated by a demanding Carnival culture that is beauty driven, transforming the ancient city into a wonderland of costume and whimsical characters.
In 1995 Insignia Masks was founded by a passionate Australian mask Collector who believed that others like her would want to decorate, collect and wear genuine Venetian Masks. Insignia’s founder had a romantic notion that a mask made in Venice feels more special to wear than any other available. This appears to be true as Australians enjoy celebrating Parties, Masquerade Balls & Fund Raisers and Gala Events with genuine Italian Masks.
Traditionally the Italian Masquerade Mask is made from papier mache but in modern times the blank mask has evolved into various alternatives depending on the artisans taste. In Venice, fantasy filled shop windows glitter with Masks embellished with Gold and Silver Leaf, Swarovski Crystals, Lace, Feathers and even Gold Plate. Remarkably, our range of Handpainted Masks are still affordable and are very beautiful.
Venetian Fantasy Masks specializes in bringing Italian Venetian Masks to Australia and enjoys access to the most respected artisans in Venice. www.venetianfantasymasks.com uniquely offers the entire Insignia Mask fashion range to the public online freight free within Australia.
Please See “Venetian Mask History” for more information on Italian Masks.
Decorating your home with Masks and Collecting Masks is fulfilling and an artistic way of decorating without breaking the bank. Walls now decorated with personality and mystery are accessible to discerning Australians who want something special. You too can enjoy the Spirit of Masquerade all year round, in your own home with a collection of Miniature Masks for the entrance or a carefully selected Pair or Trio of Masks for the lounge, perhaps a dining room wall covered in your collection of Decorative Masks. Masquerade Masks made a lovely Gift or Keepsake. We have an inspiring range of Lifesize Wall Masks that will take your breathe away.
Venetian Fantasy Masks has an extensive & beautiful range of Murano Glass Jewelry sourced directly from a Murano Glass artisan on the island of Murano which is within the Venetian group of islands of Italy. It follows, that Murano Glass Jewelry should be made entirely on the island of Murano for it to accurately bear the name. We Guarantee the pedigree & quality of our Murano Glass Jewelry as being the best available. Our Murano Glass Jewellry come elegantly Gift Boxed with a Guarantee of Authenticity. We have carefully selected our jewelry range to be ideal to meet the needs of the modern Australian woman. As we buy direct from the artisan and not a middle man – our prices are excellent.
We offer a selection of Murano Glass Necklaces, Murano Glass Bracelets, Murano Glass Ear rings and Murano Glass Sets of Jeweler to tempt any one with the perfect Mother’s Day Gift, Birthday Present, Christmas Present or Gift for Yourself.