What to wear when going to the mosque?
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“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).
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“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 in China.
The very first pair of shoes to spur Tuxen’s fascination with footwear was Icelandic, and thus Iceland is represented very preciously in his collection. Here is yet another example of the island’s comfy slippers – this time in a different colour combination, made especially to fit Tuxen himself! 125 more words