The swirling bird imagery seen on this face mask is from a fragment of late 19th century Japanese silk garment fabric in the museum’s collection. The hand-painted silk would have been used in the making of a kimono or sash (obi). Mrs. Gardner visited Japan in 1883 and documented the trip in a travel album. Whether she collected this silk fragment during her trip is unknown.
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Double layer cotton/poly blend
Comfortable ear loops
Hand washable & Reusable
Made in USA
This is not a substitute for surgical or N95 masks. Due to the personal nature of this product, we are unable to accept returns or exchanges.
The Gardner Museum is temporarily closed to the public.
During this time, we are continuing to ship online orders without any fulfilment delays. For local customers, we are happy to offer curbside pickup.