All posts filed under: Middle East

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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Palestine, dress, embroidery, fashion, ethnography, moesgaard museum, collections, colour, color, fashion

Threadened history: Palestinian dress

Threads in green, yellow, red, blue, pink, orange, all colours imaginable. Stitched into massive and connected patterns covering almost the entirety of the dark dress. Hands working over the fabric and the elegant embroidery thread for hours, days, years to make the dress more than […]

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cradle, bedouin, qatar, collections, baby, child, infant, moesgaard museum, ethnography, anthropology

A portable life: Bedouin cradle

Imagine not having a permanent home. Or, try to imagine being at home wherever you are. It can be quite a hard exercise for many of us, who live in our houses and apartments, surrounded by our stuff, travelling the same paths to work, to […]

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