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Jester Venetian Mask
 
Jester Venetian Mask Quantity in Basket: None
Code: MA256
Price: $45.99
Shipping Weight: 2.00 pounds
 
 
Quantity:
 
 
Paper Mache.
Approximately 7" x 18".

Points are made of flexible materials, each point with a bell and black
ribbon ties for comfortable wear.

The masks may differ slightly in size and are approximate.
They may also differ in color and look and have slight variations from the
photo because they are handcrafted masks and hand painted by the artist.



Jester, or Jolly as a female variant, is a specific type of clown mostly associated
with the Middle Ages. Starting in Italy, Jester moved into all of Europe, influencing
theatre in Spain, Holland, Germany, Austria, England, and especially, France.
The origins of the Jester are said to have been in prehistoric Western tribal society.
Pliny the Elder mentions a royal Jester (planus regius) when recounting Apelles' visit
to the palace of the Hellenistic King Ptolemy I. However, Jesters are mainly thought
of in association with the European Middle Ages. Jester was symbolic twin of the king.
All Jesters and fools in those days were thought of as special cases whom God had
touched with a childlike madness—a gift, or perhaps a curse. Mentally handicapped
people sometimes found employment by capering and behaving in an amusing way.
In the harsh world of medieval Europe, people who might not be able to survive any
other way thus found a social niche.
Jesters typically wore brightly colored clothing in a motley pattern. Their hats were
especially distinctive; made of cloth, they were floppy with three points, each of which
had a jingle bell at the end. The three points of the hat represent the asses' ears and
tail worn by jesters in earlier times. Other things distinctive about the jester were his
incessant laughter and his mock scepter, known as a bauble or marotte.