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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Siberian Mask

Photograph Lyn Fabio Salekherd, Siberia Museum Lyn Fabio sent me this amazing image of a face warmer mask from the museum in Salekherd, Siberia. It was hand made by one of the workers contsructing the Trans-Siberian Railway.
How haunting. So simple, rustic and all hand stitched from scraps for protection from the extreme cold. So very fundamental and for survival.
The sign demands, " No smoking on the worksite!" I wonder how they could even tell with the way your breath shows in the cold.

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