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Pere Castor

Pere Castor









11.  Nathalie Parain.  Rear cover of Je fais mes masques [I Make My Masks].  Paris: Flammarion, 2006, c1931.

11a.  Mask of a Russian peasant woman with directions for assembly.

In this activity book, Parain designed eight bold masks of the Hindu, Japanese, Arab, African, Native American, Inuit, and peasant women from Normandy and Russia. Although highly stylized, they do reflect certain national stereotypes that are now considered offensive.