The Venetians claimed the mask as their own in the 17th century, but 'le masque' or the masked ball, actually started in 15th century France. Mary Queen of Scots is reported to have attended masked balls both in France and later when she returned to Scotland. This cat-like masquerade mask is made from champagne gold plated wire, freshwater pearls and tiny seed beads, intricately woven to create some mystery, perfect for a truly unique look. Comes with a contrasting ribbon. Custom designs are available in your choice of colours, please contact us if you would like your own unique masque made.