Clothing the Pandemic

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

Solidarity & Communities

Drawing attention to cultural beliefs and community identities, makers have created masks employing longstanding textile and dress traditions and production practices by harnessing local fibers, weaving techniques, printed designs, and embellishments. These masks demonstrate the many grassroots initiatives taken up by heroes and heroines all over the world, who pivoted their businesses to act and support local and global communities in need.

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