Month: November 2016

afghanistan, tinder box, moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

Tinderbox, Afghanistan

“What is old junk to you, can be another’s treasure.”                                                                           Winnie-the-Pooh For children and adults alike, Winnie-the-Pooh is a rewarding acquaintance. I was reading a story to my sons the other day, where Winnie is about to trash an old honey jar, but ends up […]

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Fetish from Burkina Faso

The word ‘fetish’ probably brings up some rather saucy mental images to most of our readers. But in anthropology, a ‘fetish’ is an object, which is considered to be imbued with spiritual power or magical potency. This metal spear from Boulon in Burkina Faso might […]

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