Siberia, Rane Willerslev, nationalmuseet, moesgaard museum, anthropology, yukagihr, winter

Getting ready for the Siberian cold

After a rather mild and wet winter, Denmark is gearing up for a couple of cold weeks. In the weather forecasts we have heard about a ‘Siberian wind’ coming from the East, bringing with it snow and freezing cold temperatures. To prepare ourselves, we have […]

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indonesia, shoes, marriage, fertility, symbol, egg, shoes, museums, collections, moesgaard museum, ethnography, tuxen

In other shoes: Indonesian sandals

Here at The Ethnographic Collections, we have the most wonderful collection of shoes. They were collected by Søren Ludvig Tuxen, zoologist, and a bit of a shoe fetishist. Since the beginning of this blog, we have featured a wide selection of his shoes, from the […]

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heart, love, secrets, box, memories, kabul, afghanistan, moesgaard, museum, ethnography, anthropology

Secrets of a metal heart

Someone, living in Kabul in the 1940s owned this little heart shaped box. I wonder what they kept in it. What secrets did the little metal heart keep safe? Maybe it belonged to a young woman, who kept her earrings and trinkets safe beneath its […]

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