All posts tagged: decorations

For you to adore

It would not be an odd thought that decorating the body, crafting jewellery and, more generally, spending time on beauty was a sign of abundance of ressources in a community. However, decorations and handicrafts are seldom only a cherry on the top but most often […]

Leave a comment
nigeria, moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

Calabash – Nigeria

So, you know how we often expect men to do the hard physical labour and women the more delicate stuff. Well, when it comes to this calabash, those roles are turned around. Nigerian women use their calabashes to carry food and other goods on their […]

Leave a comment

In Other Shoes – Chinese Children’s Shoes

From traditional lotus shoes to these ballerinas, Tuxen’s shoe collection also contained children’s footwear of Asian traditions. Read his notes to learn which insect the shoes are meant to resemble: “Chinese children’s shoes. Bought on September 12th, 1957, by antiques salesman Suude in Copenhagen for 20 Danish […]

Leave a comment
moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

Woodabe Straw Hat – Niger

If he were to say so himself, this hat belonged to one of the most beautiful men in the world! A Wodaabe nomad. In the Sahel area of Niger, along the Southern edge of Sahara, a controversial tribe of Fulani origin is renowned for their […]

2 comments