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Picture of a young man

Coded Clothes: picture of a young man

Coded Clothes

27 April to 8 December 2013

The Coded Clothes display shows a special selection of adornments from RAMM’s World Cultures collection. What do your clothes say about you? All over the world people strive to transform and beautify their bodies with permanent and temporary adornment.

For many communities it is an integral expression of the traditions, nationality, status and spirituality through which people define their personal identity and place in society. For others, it’s to attain an ideal of beauty promoted by their society, or to deliberately reject that ideal in order to pursue individuality.