All posts filed under: Middle East

Dickson, Kuwait, bedouin, falcon, moesgaard museum, desert, momu, anthropology, ethnography, collections, camel, saddlebag, saddle, Arab, Arabian, British, colonial

A royal saddle bag

I do not think we have many artefacts in our collection, which can claim to have a whiff of royalty about them. The camel bag in the picture above is one of those few. It was given to Lieutenant Colonel Harold Richard Patrick Dickson by […]

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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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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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