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In Other Shoes – Wooden slippers from Singapore

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In Tuxen’s shoe collection we come across a lot of different shoe materials. This pair contains both wood, car tires and slightly rusty nails!

“Wooden slippers from Singapore, red painted. Given to me in the spring of 1957 by Dr. Marshall Laird, Singapore, as a ‘genuine 1957 Singapore model’! The slipper is made of wood, in the middle of the bottom soles two diagonal cuts have been sawn, and afterwards cut out by chisel. The wood is painted red. The ‘top sill’ is in black plastic and hammered onto the wood, with rubber from a car tire as binder, by the help of slightly rusty nails.” Søren L. Tuxen.

If you are also into shoes, you can read more about Tuxen’s collection in this post.

// Emma Louise Pedersen


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

Byline portrait: © 2015 Line Beck,

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