All posts tagged: blue

In Other Shoes – Chinese Lotus Shoes

  Sometimes footwear isn’t just footwear. Sometimes it tells the story of much more – traditional gender roles, power structures, and customs of aesthetics. We’ve described the old Chinese tradition of foot binding on the blog before, explaining why the shoes we display from this region […]

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In Other Shoes – Icelandic “Rodskor”

Resembling the very first pair of shoes Tuxen collected, Icelandic shoes took up a spacial place in his final collection: Icelandic “rodskor”. Given to me on October 10th, 1957, by Mrs. Gudrun Bjørnsdottir, Reykjavik, who made them for me from a piece of tanned catfish skin. These are coloured […]

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