Danes Wrap Their Faces Up Tight

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Danes Wrap Their Faces Up Tight

Girls in Denmark need to protect their girlish features from the elements.
March 8, 2012, 2:25pm

Trine Søndergaard's photo series, "Strude," started a few years ago when she went to a local museum on a small Danish island called Fanø. At the museum, cloth dummies were standing around in women's folk dresses with their plastic faces covered by balaclava-like hoods, leaving only their creepy eyes exposed. The headgear worn by the dummies is called a "strude," and some centuries ago, in the pre-Goretex era, its function was to protect the faces of Danish women against the brutal elements of Northern Europe. Trine traveled back to Fanø and photographed a bunch of ladies wearing their ancestors' threads.

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Images courtesy Martin Asbæk Gallery and Bruce Silverstein Gallery