All posts tagged: Indonesia

Video Diary from Sumba Island

In September, anthropologist Victor Krusell went to Sumba Island, Indonesia, to collect objects for our Ethnographic Collections at Moesgaard Museum. In the video below, you can follow his and the objects’ journey – and in the bottom, we have showcased two central objects, that now […]

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indonesia, shoes, marriage, fertility, symbol, egg, shoes, museums, collections, moesgaard museum, ethnography, tuxen

In other shoes: Indonesian sandals

Here at The Ethnographic Collections, we have the most wonderful collection of shoes. They were collected by Søren Ludvig Tuxen, zoologist, and a bit of a shoe fetishist. Since the beginning of this blog, we have featured a wide selection of his shoes, from the […]

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Shadow play: The Wayang Kulit

The shadows on the wall are dancing in the dim light coming from several candles. Despite the questionable rigidness, it moves effortlessly across the stage. For a moment its facial expression seems to change, and the shadow seems alive. Though the audience knows that the […]

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