United States

“Good air” victory mask

Submitted by: Astinikiewah/Lori Ann New Breast

Materials: White deer buckskin, dyed horse hair, crowie shells, glass beads, sinew, cotton thread, acrylic paint and duct tape.

“Good air” (finished 4-29-20) victory mask. I used my Dad’s sinew thread to sew part of mask, he passed away in 2002. Sacred colors, shapes, spiritual memories and ancestors are part of the story of the now time I am living. Wellness and respect to all. Lori New Breast Pikuni/Blackfeet, member of the the Blackfoot Confederacy.

This mask was created for the Breathe community Facebook group – A collection of traditionally crafted masks demonstrating resiliency through 21st century pandemic.