Venice Art World is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Shkoder, Albania, and with main offices in Venice, Italy and Las Vegas, USA. Founded in 1998 by Edmond Angoni, and it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of handmade Venetian papier mache masks. Venice Art was born from a desire to create beautiful products using the same traditional Venetian techniques and combining them with new exploration and contemporary decoration. Each unique piece in the Venice Art collection is hand crafted by highly skilled, dedicated artisans. Traditional craftsmanship is infused into all our products and every item in our collection echoes the love and skill of the hands that made it. Using techniques handed down through the generations, our masks not only look great but also tell a story of lives changed through safe, sustainable employment, training and education. The Venice Art believe that people matter. That’s why it invests in the employees. The workshop in Shkoder was in 1998 with a view to harness the talent and skills of local artisans, while providing a safe working environment, long term job security and training. Since then The Venice Art World have grown to employ 80 men and women. From highly skilled and talented artists to novice’s eager to learn, our goal is to create sustainable jobs, teach new skills and employees. The Venice Art World bring young artists through the production of beautiful and unique handmade venetian masks. The Venice Art World believe that by investing in our team The Venice Art World are not only acting responsibly but it is also able to create the best product possible. With a long experience in the field of merchantability PAPMETAL in 2006 raised the sheet metal processing factory and production of sheet steel profiles in tubular Xhafzotaj / Durres. Machinery manufacturing and modern technologies are invested in the factory. PAPMETAL with a staff of qualified, educated and experienced uses modern production techniques and management in order to provide quality products as the European Community standards. The company intents to further investments in production technologies and increase production capacity
Venice, Italy, USA
Venice Art Masks features: 1. Genuine paper mache. All masks created and produced by Venice Art are handmade in papier-mâché, realized combining traditional techniques of local Venetian craftsmen with new explorations into modern and contemporary decoration. 2. Handmade. When buying from Venice Art, you are buying more than just a mask. You are buying hundreds of hours of failures and experimentation. You are buying days, weeks & months of frustration and moments of pure joy. You aren’t just buying a mask, you are buying a piece of a soul, a moment of someone’s life most importantly, you are buying the artist more time to do something they are passionate about. Beauty of handmade lies in their imperfections. Anything perfect is machine made. 3. Authentic Swarovski jewels. Our deluxe line of masks is expertly made with crystals by Swarovski, this collection juxtaposes quality craftsmanship with contemporary design to create fabulous fashion masquerade masks in simple yet stunning styles. 4. Real feathers. On all our products we use only natural feathers. Unlike all of our competitors our feathers are processed, hand sorted, hand dyed and manufactured in Italy. We source and supply only the highest quality products. 5. One of A Kind. All our masks are 100% handmade, hand decorated and hand painted. No two handmade masks are exactly alike. Variations in color, shading, texture, shape and grain are inherent in a handmade item. No two mask are alike, so that every single one is one-of-a-kind. This means that every mask you purchase is also one-of-a-kind. What’s not to like about that? 6. Sustainability. Venice Art are dedicated to using the most environmentally sound materials possible. We believe that by using recycled materials where we can, we are behaving in a way that is both responsible and ethical whilst also producing a product that looks great and is a pleasure to wear.