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Tinderbox, Afghanistan

“What is old junk to you, can be another’s treasure.”                                                                           Winnie-the-Pooh For children and adults alike, Winnie-the-Pooh is a rewarding acquaintance. I was reading a story to my sons the other day, where Winnie is about to trash an old honey jar, but ends up […]

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

Tinderbox – Afghanistan

Would you have guessed what this is, if we hadn’t given it away in the title? Resembling a wallet more than an actual box, this 66-year old item was in fact used to kindle fires in mid-20th century Afghanistan. Appearing strikingly primitive with its iron plate, meant […]

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