One of my sisters likes to collect this sort of thing (unique masks and art) so I’m sending this out from the vacation so she can see it. Unless you have a particular affinity for this sort of thing, you probably won’t find this interesting but I think they’re fascinating. It’s a shame the tradition of masquerade balls fell out of favor. I can see how they would be enjoyable. We came across them in the Italian section of Walt Disney World’s Epcot park.