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In Other Shoes – Finnish reindeer shoes

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About these comfy looking shoes, S. L. Tuxen wrote:

“Laplandic shoes. Reindeer shoes from Finland. Bought in a store in Taka-Lappi, Svalo (69° N) in Northern Finland, August 1th 1947 in exchange for 500 mark. According to Valentin Jensen (1957) the shoes are slightly touristy (which does not correspond to the character of the store at all!) and are definitely only to be used in the tents, which seems right.”

// Emma Louise Pedersen


Photo: © 2007 Photo/Media Department of Moesgaard Museum.

Byline portrait: © 2015 Line Beck,

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