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phenomena respectively. A wide range of examples predominantly from the 19th century can be found when looking at the popularisation of local and regional ‘folkloric clothing’: Despite their intention to express a spe- ci c ‘old’ local or regional identity those (often: allegedly) ‘traditional cos- tumes’ prove to be transnational commonalities insofar as such ‘old’ tra- ditions were invented in many European places at the same time during the processes of modernization, industrialization, and ‘nation building’.
CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS AS TOPIC OF THE OBJECT
Transregional, European or cross-cultural perspectives can easily be gained from objects with iconic and/or written statements that explicitly deal with topics such as cultural encounter, migration, or missionary or diplomatic activities, but also armed con icts.
THE OBJECT DEPICTING THE PERCEPTION OF THE SELF AND THE OTHER
Especially suited for the multi-perspective presentation are objects or also paintings which depict ‘other’ cultures and/or regions that are differ- ent from what is considered to be the ‘own’. Not only do those imagina- tions provide an impression of the concepts and ideas which existed at a certain time about ‘foreign’ regions and cultures, but also of the
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