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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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Shoes, moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark

In Other Shoes – Russian Velvet Boots

One of the true mysteries in Tuxen’s collection where these boots, which actually turned out to be socks! Read Tuxen’s own notes and reflections on the pair here: Russian velvet boots. Bought for me at the price of one pound, by antiquarian P. Kinch, during […]

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moesgaard museum, de etnografiske samlinger, ethnography, collections, museum, aarhus, denmark, tuxen, shoes

In Other Shoes – Turkish Harem Shoes

At first we had difficulty in recognizing these as shoes, but after a closer look the design started making sense (notice they are placed on a mirror in the photograph). They are merely elevated slippers made from wood, and beautifully decorated! Wearing them, we imagine quite […]

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