Month: July 2015

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Wooden chair – Afghanistan

It’s time to let your imagination run wild! Since the information from our collection does not tell us much about this chair that we cannot observe simply by looking at it, why don’t we free our minds from facts and devote a few minutes to […]

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In Other Shoes – Icelandic “Rodskor”

Resembling the very first pair of shoes Tuxen collected, Icelandic shoes took up a spacial place in his final collection: Icelandic “rodskor”. Given to me on October 10th, 1957, by Mrs. Gudrun Bjørnsdottir, Reykjavik, who made them for me from a piece of tanned catfish skin. These are coloured […]

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Woodabe Straw Hat – Niger

If he were to say so himself, this hat belonged to one of the most beautiful men in the world! A Wodaabe nomad. In the Sahel area of Niger, along the Southern edge of Sahara, a controversial tribe of Fulani origin is renowned for their […]

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Dromedary saddle – Niger

So, here we’ve got the dromedary equivalent of “Pimp My Ride” – a dromedary saddle used for festive events! The saddle is only to be used by men. The three pointy ends can be used to hold on to, but also work as hangers for […]

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In Other Shoes – Russian Velvet Boots

One of the true mysteries in Tuxen’s collection where these boots, which actually turned out to be socks! Read Tuxen’s own notes and reflections on the pair here: Russian velvet boots. Bought for me at the price of one pound, by antiquarian P. Kinch, during […]

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