With its classic Carnival masks and its Venetian reliefs, ``Mistero Buffo`` offers the artistic papier-machè souvenirs for Venice lovers
If there is one art, above all, that represents the Venetian artisans’ ability and skills, that is the Venetian Carnival mask making, and Leonardo is a renown master since over 20 years.
In his shop “Mistero Buffo” in the district of Dorsoduro, Leonardo handcrafts typical Venetian Carnival Masks and Commedia Dell’Arte masks with papier-mâché, as it is done since several hundred years in Venice.
Besides beautiful handcrafted classic masks of the Venetian tradition, Leonardo also creates elegant reliefs with animals and ancient symbols like those that adorn some of the wonderful palaces of Venice, but made of papier-mâché, resulting in a very light yet resistant craft which makes for a perfect home decoration.
Whether you’re looking for classic masks of Carnival or of the Commedia dell’Arte, or if you’d rather pick a classic Venetian relief, “Mistero Buffo” might have just what a Venice lover is looking for.
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