Month: November 2019

Masks from Around the World Part 2

Perhaps one of the richest histories of masks comes from the Chinese region. The ethnic diversity gave rise to a great diversity in mask making, and there wasn’t a single region that didn’t contribute in some way. It appears that the ancient Chinese had a mask for every occasion,...

Masks from Around the World Part 1

You will struggle to find a region in this world that doesn’t have a history involving masks. The mask as a symbol is universally associated with identity, and masks had different purposes that in one way or another were connected to the idea of identity – whether changing it,...

A Short History of Masked Balls

Chances are, you already have a pretty good idea of what a masked ball looks like. You may have seen them represented in TV or film, or maybe even on stage at the theatre or during a musical. Perhaps you have read about them in a novel or seen...