Photo Story: Andean and Amazonian masks save Peruvian artisans from coronavirus crisis

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Gaudencia Yupari, an artisan from the Peruvian Andes, is seen reflected in a mirror while wearing a face mask, at their studio in Lima, Peru.

Without clients since the start of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, several artisans in Peru have reinvented themselves by making protective face masks inspired by traditional art from the Andes and the Amazon.

The authentic works of art keep a paralyzed sector alive after the arrival of the infectious disease.

Andean and Amazonian masks save Peruvian artisans from coronavirus crisis
Violeta Quispe Yupari, an artisan from the Peruvian Andes, displays a face mask creation as she poses for a photograph at her studio in Lima, Peru.

 

Via EPA-EFE/PAOLO AGUILAR

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