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In Other Shoes – Turkish Slippers

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Modern and yet traditional – check out these Turkish Slippers!

“Turkish slippers. Given to me on February 8th 1958 by M.E. Hovmand Hansen, who had acquired them in 1934 from a group of Greek sailors on board a steamboat called Pirdus. The slippers are modern. On the sole there is a tag saying “Istanbul, Yerlimamuleti, Merkanterliesileb” in European letters. They are made of green velvet, quite high-heeled. In fact they are quite modern, touristy (with the European letters!), but the silver embroideries on the toes are more traditional.” – Søren L. Tuxen

// Emma Louise Pedersen


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

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

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