All posts filed under: Asia

Sri Lanka, photography, Mogens Stryhn, Moegsaard Museum, collections, travelling, globe trotting, exploring, Asia, ethnography

Come as you are – Mogens, the little girl, and the photo album

This last month, we have had the pleasure of having Maria Grilo intern at the Ethnographic Department at Moesgaard Museum. Maria is a Portuguese journalist, who came to Denmark to attain an MA in International and Global History at Aarhus University. During her internship, she […]

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bracteate, Qatar, Islam, gold, jewellery, decoration, the National Museum, decoration, moesgaard museum, momu,

A timeless design: Qatari bracteate

Isn’t it wonderful, how some designs survive practically unchanged for thousands of years, across vast distances of time and space? I still remember the first time I saw the ‘Huldremose woman’, and Iron Age bog body, in the Danish National Museum. After approximately 2000 years […]

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nepal, lamp, light, dark, sukunda, buddhism, hinduism, religion

Is there a genie in the lamp?

The Newars is one of the more than 130 ethnic groups in the republic of Nepal. In fact, they are considered to be the indigenous population of the Kathmandu Valley. For a number of reasons, the Newari community has attracted attention since the first Westerners […]

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