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A Museum Tale: Samurai Garbs

The readers will have to excuse the author for being even more of a nerd than usual. But in museum ethnography and some part of anthropology, the explanatory powers of objects are being explored these years. I just read a book a couple of weeks […]

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In Other Shoes – Faroese Skølingar

Winter is coming – here’s a Faroese trick to keep you from falling once the ground gets slippery. “Faroese skølingar. Given to me January 6th 1958 by Mrs. Johannesen, Heldörsvik. There is only one. Skølingar are used “on top of” regular shoes, when walking on […]

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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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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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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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In Other Shoes – Faroese Rotiskogvar

  Bearing quite a resemblance to these cow skin shoes, this pair of Faroese footwear is a much brighter and colourful version! Wonder if the braided red thread has any special meaning? See what Tuxen wrote in his notes: “Rotiskogvar” from the Faroe Islands. Sewn for […]

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