Indian Country 52 #49 – Hopi Masks
“The US embassy had asked for the suspension of the sale of colourful ceremonial masks and head-dresses after the failure Friday of a legal challenge by advocacy group Survival International on behalf of Arizona’s Hopi tribe.”
– Yahoo News, Tribal masks fetch 550,000 euros in controversial French sale.
“The U.S. Embassy made a delay request on behalf of the Hopi and San Carlos Apache tribes, to allow them time to travel and identify the controversial artifacts and investigate whether they have a claim to the items under the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. Both France and the U.S. are signatories to the treaty.
The auction house says it stands by French law.”
-Yahoo News, French auction house ignores US plea to delay Hopi mask sale.
Download the 18″x24″ poster (.pdf), Indian Country 52 #49 – Hopi Masks.
Indian Country 52
Indian Country 52 is a weekly project by David Bernie that uses the medium of graphic design by creating posters that promote issues and stories in Indian Country.
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