Corn Husk Masks are made and used by Native American societies as part of their rituals. The Northeastern Iroquois are known to weave many types of baskets and masks. These masks made by braiding corn husks are traditionally woven by the women of the tribe but worn only by the men during secret ceremonies. The masks are thought to have supernatural powers and are considered sacred.
The art of Native American societies is rich in beauty, tradition and meaning. In honor of Thanksgiving, we looked at the culture of the Native American tribes for inspiration with our own artwork and creative ideas.
|Creating a design with |
|Cutting out the shape |
of the mask
|Squeezing glue along the edge|
on the back side of the mask
|Pressing pieces of raffia|
along the glued edge
We used cut pieces of raffia to create a decorative fringe around the outside of the mask.
Here are a few examples of our finished masks. As soon as we are all done with this project, the full exhibition will be available to be viewed on Artsonia!
|Artwork by Peyton|
|Artwork by Riya|
|Artwork by Hunter|
|Artwork by Nico|