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In Other Shoes – Moroccan Barbouches

What to wear when going to the mosque? “Moroccan slippers. Given to me December 20th 1975 by Erik Grønborg Mortensen, who got them from his uncle Børge Lundberg, circa 1954, who had bought them in Morocco (Casablanca). Everyone – rich and poor, flop about in […]

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In Other Shoes – Siamese Slippers

“Siamese slippers. Bought on December 18th 1957 from antiques salesman Suude (ethnographica) in Copenhagen. They originate from engineer Carl Idor Andreas Zieler (1898-1951), who was born in Siam and have been there from 1898-1903 and from 1923-1951 he lived in Siam and travelled a lot […]

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In Other Shoes – Serbian Opanci Shoes

Impressive handcraft here offers an example of traditional Serbian footwear – Tuxen’s sparse notes teach us how to pronounce “opanci”: Serbian opanci shoes. Bought for me on October 3rd 1957, in Belgrade for the price of 1400 dinars by officer Johannesen’s wife. These are new and […]

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In Other Shoes – Mandingo Leather Sandals

Nigerian handcraft here offers an example of an African pair of slippers – here are Tuxen’s sparse notes on this pair: “Mandingo sandals from Nigeria, bought for the price of 20 Danish Crowns from antiquity trader Suude in Copenhagen, on September 12th 1957. No further information. Six […]

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In Other Shoes – Macedonian Pointy Shoes

In collector Søren Ludvig Tuxen’s notes, he wrote the following in 1997: “Macedonian pointy shoes, made from buffalo skin. Originally bought as new in Prileys on July 7th, 1955, at the price of 400 dinars. In general, people today wear similar shoes made from rubber. We […]

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In Other Shoes – Icelandic leather shoes

These fine leather shoes were the very first pair in the impressive collection of shoes, consisting of more than 250 pairs of shoes gathered from all around the world by Danish zoologist Søren Ludvig Tuxen. These particular shoes were sewed by Mrs. Björg Kravan, who […]

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