Indigenous art. Indigenous perspectives.

Masked Heroes: Plant World


The virtual exhibition, Masked Heroes: Facial Coverings by Native Artists, is organized by themes based on subject matter and materials. Masks in the Plant World theme either have plant imagery or showcase materials from plants, such as black ash or cedar basketry. Of course, the majority of masks in this show are made from cotton, a precontact crop from the American Southwest. Medicinal plants such as cedar/juniper and strawberries figure prominently in this category.

  • Brenda L. Mahan
    Brenda L. Mahan (Koyukon Athabascan), "Spring," moose hide, 11° seed beads, Ultrasuede, using two-needle bead embroidery. This spring everything is budding, everything is new and fresh just like my flower.

Abstraction | Four-Leggeds | From the Water | Plant World | Two-Leggeds | Winged Beings



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