Four Ways of Looking at a Mask
While we generally think of masks as something we wear on Halloween, throughout time different cultures have come to view masks in different ways. Reader’s Digest demonstrates four diverse ways of looking at masks. Much in the spirit of mischief night, in 11th century Venice boys wore masks to disguise themselves as they flung eggs at noble women. Venetian masks were also used to keep the identity hidden of a court witness and in some cases just something folks wore when out partying. And in today’s culture they can be used as a way to immortalize celebrities.Read more about the purpose of masks in different settings at Reader’s Digest.