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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 – Romanian shoes

Do you love the feeling of new shoes? We do! But Tuxen was actually more into old worn ones. In his notes he always seems slightly disappointed, if the shoes are new, or if he hasn’t been able to spot them worn around the country […]

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In Other Shoes – Faroese cow skin shoes

Imagine walking through the beautiful green fields of Mykines in these traditional shoes! “Faroese cow skin shoes. Stud.mag. Arne Nørrevang procured them in July 1957 in exchange for 5 Danish kroner. They are made at Mykines by an old man, accustomed to the tradition, even […]

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In Other Shoes – Finnish reindeer shoes

About these comfy looking shoes, S. L. Tuxen wrote: “Laplandic shoes. Reindeer shoes from Finland. Bought in a store in Taka-Lappi, Svalo (69° N) in Northern Finland, August 1th 1947 in exchange for 500 mark. According to Valentin Jensen (1957) the shoes are slightly touristy […]

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