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Il Mercante Veneziano

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Castello 2139, Venice, 30122 | +39 041 5205990, Italy
Il Mercante Veneziano Store in Venice
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Type of shop
Gifts or curiosities
Features
Artisanal/handicrafts, Local designers and products

Few know that originally, Venetian masks were made of leather rather than papier maché. Only two people still make leather masks in Venice, one of whom is Roberto Bisutti, who crafts masks, binds books, and makes everything from purses to photo albums from naturally dyed Tuscan leather in his tiny workshop by the Arsenale. An old-school artisan if ever there was one.

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