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Castello 2139, Venice 30122, Italy | +39 041 5205990
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Gifts or curiosities
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Artisanal/handicrafts, Local designers and products
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Arsenale
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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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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.