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Did you know that the Chinese tradition of foot binding dates all the way back to the late 13th century? Did you then also know that the last factory producing the so-called lotus shoes to fit the tiny feet didn’t close down until 1999? 271 more words
Nigerian handcraft here offers an example of an African pair of slippers – here are Tuxen’s sparse notes on this pair:
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“Mandingo sandals from Nigeria, bought for the price of 20 Danish Crowns from antiquity trader Suude in Copenhagen, on September 12th 1957.
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 himself. 117 more words