Alice le Maschere
The first use of papiermache, an art employing glue-covered strips of paper to create sculptures, dates back to the 16th century in Italy. The artists at Alice le Maschere have been using that same traditional method to produce handmade masks for the past three decades. Though it has taken years of experimentation with different drawing and painting techniques, their craftwork today produces nothing short of a masterpiece. Inspirations for their work range from historical Renaissance figures (such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci) and classic literature (like Pinocchio) to designs completely of their own making. All of these beautiful creations are the result of a vivid imagination, as no two masks look the same.