X AYSANABEE X TRAVIS SHILLING
Made of hand-dyed linen, this coat was conceptualized by Aysanabee, designed by Travis Shilling, and brought to life by Call and Response. The coat is adorned with 122 hand-painted feathers representing 122 residential schools. Embroidered on each feather is the number of unmarked graves found at each site.
As of the most recent reports, The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report estimates the number of unmarked graves in Canada to be 3,200. The real number of deaths is believed to be far higher.
Image Credit: Nick Merzetti for View the Vibe/ Stamina Group Inc. /Caras
Photo: Aysanabee/ Ishkōdé Records
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