EuroGraphics Venetian Mask 1000-Piece Puzzle Box size: 10" x 14" x 2.37". Finished Puzzle Size: 19.25" x 26.5". Early Venetian masks were quite simple, and after Venice Carnival was abolished for nearly two centuries, served a very practical purpose. Women were not allowed to go to the theater without wearing a bauta to cover their faces. Nowadays, Venetian masks are a much more elaborate affair. They are made with the application of gesso, a white paint mixture, and gold leaf and are all hand-painted using natural feathers and gems to decorate. Strong high-quality puzzle pieces. Made from recycled blue board paper and printed with vegetable based ink. Made in USA. This superior quality puzzle will delight and educate all at the same time.