LaBautamaskcostume

Atelier La Bauta , maschere veneziane e costumi storici

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Announcement    Atelier “La Bauta” is one of the few real handmade masks workshops still left in Venice.
Here we produce everyday paper-mache masks following the traditional way used by “mascareri” (masks producer) back in XII century.
All our creations are handmade and hand decorated, rendering our masks special and unique, they can be worn on special occasions or hang on the wall as a beautiful decoration for the house.
In over 20 years, we have created more than 220 sculptures, and nowadays we offer a complete selection of over 500 stiles. Our offer ranges from traditional masks, to “commedia dell’arte” and more modern masks.
To create a mask we start mixing humid paper stripes with flour and water; we follow placing the layers into a mould made out of chalk and when the mask is dry, we patiently polish the base with sand paper, to create a smooth surface ready to be decorated. After this, it is time to decorate the masks. All our masks are decorated using old techniques and traditional materials, like stucco, gold and silver leaf, acrylics, decoupage and blend with bitumen to make the mask look antique, decorations made using macramé (a kind of lace) pearls, trimmings and real feathers.
Following this steps we have our creations, each one different from the other.
All our pieces are unique, made out of real artisans work, developed from love and passion for what we do, for our masks and carnival and most of all for the beautiful city of Venice.
Just in case you cannot find the right masks for you, we are here to listen to your requests and suggestions and together we can develop your dream masks on request.

Announcement

Last updated on Sep 20, 2017

Atelier “La Bauta” is one of the few real handmade masks workshops still left in Venice.
Here we produce everyday paper-mache masks following the traditional way used by “mascareri” (masks producer) back in XII century.
All our creations are handmade and hand decorated, rendering our masks special and unique, they can be worn on special occasions or hang on the wall as a beautiful decoration for the house.
In over 20 years, we have created more than 220 sculptures, and nowadays we offer a complete selection of over 500 stiles. Our offer ranges from traditional masks, to “commedia dell’arte” and more modern masks.
To create a mask we start mixing humid paper stripes with flour and water; we follow placing the layers into a mould made out of chalk and when the mask is dry, we patiently polish the base with sand paper, to create a smooth surface ready to be decorated. After this, it is time to decorate the masks. All our masks are decorated using old techniques and traditional materials, like stucco, gold and silver leaf, acrylics, decoupage and blend with bitumen to make the mask look antique, decorations made using macramé (a kind of lace) pearls, trimmings and real feathers.
Following this steps we have our creations, each one different from the other.
All our pieces are unique, made out of real artisans work, developed from love and passion for what we do, for our masks and carnival and most of all for the beautiful city of Venice.
Just in case you cannot find the right masks for you, we are here to listen to your requests and suggestions and together we can develop your dream masks on request.

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Situato a Venezia centro storico, atelier La Bauta crea e realizza maschere veneziane in cartapesta e costumi storici di tutte le epoche

Atelier “La Bauta” nasce più di 20anni fa quando due fidanzati (Armando e Arnisa)studenti della facoltà di Medicina e chirurgia,decidono di fare le maschere veneziane in cartapesta per pagare i studi.
All’inizio vendevamo le maschere realizzate ai negozi . Un giorno abbiamo deciso di aprire un negozio tutto nostro dove poter mettere in vendita tutta la nostra produzione di maschere.
Aprire un negozio a Venezia dove gli affitti sono altissimi e tutta la gestione è molto difficile per la mancanza delle auto non è stato facile. Tutto si fa con le barche.
Ma a nostra sorpresa le cose sono andate bene e facevamo un lavoro che amavamo tutti e due così abbiamo deciso di mollare i studi( con la disapprovazione dei genitori) e dedicarsi a tempo pieno a questa grande passione.
Dopo qualche anno e dopo studi sui costumi storici di varie epoche ,abbiamo cominciato a realizzare i costumi storici . Oggi abbiamo più di 450 costumi di tutte le epoche. Per questo abbiamo la nostra sarta scelta dopo una curata selezione .
Oggi abbiamo tre negozi a Venezia, uno di costumi storici, scarpe storiche e accessori e 2 di maschere veneziane originali in cartapesta.
Siamo un punto di riferimento per i veneziani e tanti turisti che vengono ogni anno a trovarci.

Shop members

  • Armando

    Proprietario

    Sono il titolare di La Bauta . Realizzo tutti i giorni maschere veneziane e studio la storia dei costumi storici. Mi occupo anche del servizio clienti

  • Arnisa

    Creatore, Curatore, Incaricato Spedizioni

    Arnisa è mia moglie . Insieme abbiamo cominciato a seguire questa passione che piano piano è diventato il nostro lavoro. Lei crea maschere e decora le maschere .

  • Rosanna

    Assistente, Curatore

    Rosanna è una collaboratrice molto importante della nostra azienda. Lei è laureata in storia dell’arte e segue la produzione delle maschere e costumi . Si occupa anche dei clienti nel nostro negozio a Venezia

  • Rossella

    Incaricato Spedizioni, Sarta

    Rossella realizza costumi , accessori e segue i clienti con tanto cura e amore.

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Last updated on May 12, 2020
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Disponibilità per la vendita all'ingrosso

Facciamo vendita all’ingrosso per le maschere. Ordine minimo 1000€

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