On this page you will find the plague doctor mask, a classic mask used by doctors in the old days in the course of their medical duties to avoid contagion. Whatever its original purpose, the plague doctor mask has also earned a place among Carnival of Venice masks and is worn as part of a carnival costume on 'Fat Tuesday' (Martedì Grasso in Italian). The plague doctor mask for sale here is made from real cartapesta (papier mache) and is decorated in a variety of styles. The plague doctor mask can be worn both as a carnival costume and as a frightening Halloween costume. And if you want to buy decorative wall masks, the striking features of the plague doctor make it one of the best Venetian masks to hang on the wall.