Clothing the Pandemic

A Virtual Exhibition of COVID-19 Face Masks from Around the World


When someone puts the mask on, it becomes curved and the strings act like a cat's whiskers. The shiny, reflective strings make the face visible and protect the wearer while walking or cycling in the dark.

Márta Kanics for MAARTKA, Hungary

August 2020

Designed in Budapest, Hungary

Made in Hungary

Black cotton twill (double layers), appliquéd reflective silver strings, white elastic straps

Budapest History Museum – Kiscell Museum
Tx. 2021.39.1.


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