In Other Shoes – Serbian Opanci Shoes

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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 modern style, as the original version had no buckles, only drawstring to tighten to the trousers. The “c” in opanci is pronounced “ts”.

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

// Ciara Coogan

Ciara


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

Byline portrait: © 2015 Line Beck, lbmfotografi.wix.com

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