Month: August 2015

In Other Shoes – Spanish Espadrilles

Look familiar? Having become a popular design within fashion trends through recent years, most of us probably recognize these shoes as “espadrilles”. Lovely light summer shoes, however best in sunny weather, as the sole is prone to soak up puddles from rainy weather! Here are Tuxen’s […]

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Wodaabe Dagger – Niger

The nomadic tribe of Wodaabe, “under the taboo of purity”, travel the Southern edge of Sahara as cattle-herders. Renown for the cultivation of beauty, the Woodabe believe themselves to be the most beautiful people in the world! This dagger, produced by a Hausa smith, was […]

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Tami Shawl – India

Coping with disease and searching for recovery often make many people look outside of what is usually referred to as “western medicine” when they fall ill. The collector of this beautiful shawl, Jes Moeskjær, came across an example of this, back in the 1970’s. “When […]

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In Other Shoes – Serbian Opanci Shoes

Impressive handcraft here offers an example of traditional Serbian footwear – Tuxen’s sparse notes teach us how to pronounce “opanci”: Serbian opanci shoes. Bought for me on October 3rd 1957, in Belgrade for the price of 1400 dinars by officer Johannesen’s wife. These are new and […]

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God Idol – Nepal

Almost resembling some kind of fable animal, this statue wasn’t actually meant to look as scary as it does! The lack of a clear and visible face is the result of years of wear and tear by physical contact with people’s hands. Originally, the statue […]

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Swimming Goggles – Solomon Islands

Fancy going spearfishing in the Solomon Islands? YES PLEASE! Let’s just admit it right away – one of the absolute coolest things about being an anthropologist, is that you get to go to beautiful places, where you’ll hang out and meet some nice people, and […]

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In Other Shoes – Chinese Children’s Shoes

From traditional lotus shoes to these ballerinas, Tuxen’s shoe collection also contained children’s footwear of Asian traditions. Read his notes to learn which insect the shoes are meant to resemble: “Chinese children’s shoes. Bought on September 12th, 1957, by antiques salesman Suude in Copenhagen for 20 Danish […]

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