Business Insider UK visited three different workshops to see how the masks are made for the world famous Carnival of Venice.
The traditional masks are made in papier maché and are decorated with things like gold leaf, feathers, or gems.
The Carnival of Venice began in the 12th century, it bloomed during the Renaissance period but was disbanded during the late 18th century.
The festival was restored in 1979 and has grown in popularity since then.
Watch the video to see how the masks are made.
Special thanks to workshops La Bottega dei Mascareri, Magie di Carnevale, and Ca’ Macana.