Klára Vančíková

Klára Vančíková

Klára Vančíková
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Busk Date: 18th century Culture: European Medium: wood Dimensions: [no dimensions available] Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Edward S. Harkness, 1930 Accession Number: 30.135.22

A curved wooden busk, used to stiffen the bodice, was inserted between the breasts into an opening in the front of the corset. Busks were often elaborately trimmed with inlays of rare wood or mother-of-pearl

Pangolin: these guys are so cool. Cute but wearing armour. There are 8 subspecies found in China, India, south-east Asia and Africa, and range from threatened to critically endangered. This is due to the demand for its meat and skin.

Four Arrested in Indonesia for Pangolin Smuggling. As usual killed for ingredients in bonkers Chinese medicines.

Baby anteater riding on mamas back...see how it is camouflaged with the matching stripes on both of them!

Baby anteater riding on mamas back.see how it is camouflaged with the matching stripes on both of them!