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The foot is an essential, albeit often overlooked, area of the human body - until that blister or bunion comes. Yet millions of euros are spent every year on clothing and decorating the feet. The use of footwear; a term that includes items generally worn on the feet and lower legs, goes back thousands of years and it comes in many different forms. But how often do we actually stop and seriously think about our feet and how we dress them?

  • Contents: The exhibition includes over 100 items relating to the feet, including hosiery, notably stockings, tights and socks, as well as footwear, such as boots, sandals, shoes and overshoes. Accessories include items such as henna patterns, nail lacquer and jewellery for the feet. The exhibition is accompanied by a booklet on the same theme (in English).
  • Availability: The exhibition is currently available.

See also: A Well Dressed Foot

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