Recognizable types of Venetian masks continue to dazzle tourists, dancers, and pageant participants during Carnevale and year round, The Bauta mask covers the whole face, with a stubborn chin line, no mouth, and lots of gilding. A half-mask with gold and silver stripes and jewelled eyes is called a Columbino that you hold up to your face with an attached stick. Other popular shapes include large. hooked noses, black and white checkered diamonds called a Harlequin pattern, and bright red, pursed lips. Wearing Venetian masks has spread to Halloween masquerade balls and what North and South Americans call Mardi Gras but they always carry their rich Italian history.