Month: October 2015

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Gihr-Gihr – Siberia

This week, we are proud to present another guest blogger: Jeanette Lykkegård, PhD Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University. We asked Jeanette to share an experience from her time in Siberia, and she sent us this fascinating story:  The Life of a Gihr-Gihr. On a […]

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In Other Shoes – Icelandic Sheepskin Shoes

The very first pair of shoes to spur Tuxen’s fascination with footwear was Icelandic, and thus Iceland is represented very preciously in his collection. Here is yet another example of the island’s comfy slippers – this time in a different colour combination, made especially to fit Tuxen […]

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Headdress – Pakistan

In line with the aesthetic variety as offered by Tuxen’s shoe collection, headwear comes in a myriad of cross-cultural shapes, sizes, and colours! And although it might not reveal itself as such at first sight, this garment is actually meant to be worn atop the head – more specifically a Pakistani […]

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In Other Shoes – Japanese Tabis

For me, socks in sandals have always been equivalent with either geeky science teachers or dorky dads (or actually just my own dorky dad, who is in fact a science teacher). But here’s something that might change your mind about the whole socks in sandals […]

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Ritual Calabash – Uganda

Join us on a trip to Uganda guided by our guest blogger Sophie Hooge Seebach, PhD Scholar at the Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University:  What do the voices of the dead sound like? In Acholi, Northern Uganda, the spirits of the dead do not disappear […]

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In Other Shoes – Faroese Skoleistar

Once again, Tuxen’s shoe collection takes us to the Faroe Islands – this time, however, not for a full pair of shoes. These are a pair of insoles, meant to be worn inside the actual shoes during the coldest months of winter: “Skoleistar from the Faroe Islands. Knitted […]

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Snuff Box – Thailand

Something for the trendy hipsters? Growing up in Denmark, I have always associated the practice of snuff-sniffing with old-fashioned Swedes and Norwegians in our neighboring Scandinavian countries. But within the last year, my very own local 7Eleven shop has started carrying modern versions of the tobacco […]

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In Other Shoes – Greek Gowrounotsaronchas

GOWROUNOTSARONCHA! How cool is the name of these shoes? “Greek shepherds shoes. Given to me in January 24th 1958 by professor H. Hadjissarantos, Athens. In Greek they are called Gowrounotsaronchas (in Greek letters). They are made of pig or horseskin and were used by the population […]

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Dock workers – Denmark

So, as I’ve mentioned before, the ethnographic collection of Moesgaard Museum contains a large collection of photographs and film clips from around the world, and the department of Visual Anthropology is working very closely with the museum on expanding and utilising the collection. Today, I would like […]

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