Face mask - 2021.27.3_1_doc20210201_IMG20200901


Face mask

Maker: Sutrahdhar community
Medium:Painted papier mache
Geography: West Bengal, India
Date: 2020
10 × 13.5 × 8 cm, strap length 39
Object number: 2021.27.3
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Not on view

During the COVID-19 global pandemic, many textile artisans in India creatively pivoted to making face masks to sustain their livelihoods. Their masks further promote local textile traditions and identities.

Here makers of masks for the annual Chhau dance fitted the masks with inserts of double layers of cotton.

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