Monday, 7 April 2014

Pitt Rivers curiosity

Recently I visited the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford with a friend from NZ. It was just as odd as I remembered from years ago but, partly I suppose because I was seeing it through the eyes of someone from abroad, extra weird. In some ways a wonderfully idiosyncratic Victorian relic, in others a reminder of casual cultural insensitivity. Either way, a fascinating visit.
Hand beaded 'Nike' moccasins

Tiny body part votives, and the moulds to make them (I like the intestines).

The museum from an upper balcony. The low lighting adds to the sense of creepiness.

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