Paola presented artifacts to the museum after
each of her photographic trips. Here, she presents the satin garments
that a temple image of Goddess Mazu wears under her embroidered
Swords like those used by Thao
Suranari in 1826 are still made in the village of Maka, Thailand
where artisans created the one for the Celebrating Women Exhibit.
International Museum Board member, Karen Offen
and Molly Smith, a staffer, inspect the array of treasures Paola
brought back from festivals in India and China.
Trying on the
masks from the Rudolfina Redoute ball in Vienna, Austria was irresistible.
Can you guess the real identity of some of these masked women?
(Hints: one is the exhibit curator; another the Chair of the Museum's
Board; Paola is in there too.)