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La Catrina: From the Aztec underworld to the Day of the Dead

This weekend Moesgaard Museum celebrated the Day of the Dead, or Día de Muertos, in style. We had paper flowers, coloured paper hangings, lively skeletons greeting our guests, face painting, and an altar for the dead. And in our ethnographic exhibition, La Catrina and her […]

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In Other Shoes – Mexican Sandals

“Mexican sandals. Given to me on February 22nd 1958 by professor F. Bonet, Mexico D.F. The Spanish-Mexican name for sandals is “huaranches”. The soles are made of leather and the rest are straps, braided in a particular way. On the left sandal there is an […]

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