Lions, Tigers, and Bears Create Fashion Jeans, Oh My!
Distressed denim is now available from Zoo Jeans in Japan, advertised as “the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals.” The first three pairs of jeans customized by lions, tigers, and bears have been on display at the Kamime Zoo in Hitachi. These jeans are being auctioned to benefit the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund. One pair reached a bid of 121,000 yen or $1,200 (Yahoo News).
Photo: Mineko Club and Kamime Zoo
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Lions, Tigers, and Bears Create Fashion Jeans, Oh My!

Distressed denim is now available from Zoo Jeans in Japan, advertised as “the only jeans on earth designed by dangerous animals.” The first three pairs of jeans customized by lions, tigers, and bears have been on display at the Kamime Zoo in Hitachi. These jeans are being auctioned to benefit the zoo and the World Wildlife Fund. One pair reached a bid of 121,000 yen or $1,200 (Yahoo News).

Photo: Mineko Club and Kamime Zoo

Click for link to see video of these animals working:

http://funfactualweirdbreathtaking.amazeworthy.com/r/2jJlp

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Terracotta ‘Tanagra’ figure of an old nurse
Greek
c.300 BCSaid to be from Tanagra, possibly from Athens, Greece
This stooped old woman with hunched shoulders holds a large, naked baby firmly in her arms. She wears a voluminous, sleeved chiton (tunic) and most of her hair is contained in a sakkos (a bag-like headdress). Her face, with its raised eyebrows, sagging, wrinkled cheeks and chin, and frame of snail-shell curls is distinctly theatrical. The ‘Old Nurse’ was a popular character in Greek comic drama from the late fifth century BC onwards. While earlier terracotta actor figures are clearly characterised by their padded costumes or obvious masks, it can be difficult to decide whether later examples like this represent an actor or the real-life character on which the comic type was based.
It is uncertain where this figure was made, as similar old nurse figures have been found at both Athens and Tanagra. However, the high quality of the modelling and the appearance of the clay suggest that this example may be Athenian.
Source: British Museum

ancientpeoples:

Terracotta ‘Tanagra’ figure of an old nurse

Greek

c.300 BC
Said to be from Tanagra, possibly from Athens, Greece

This stooped old woman with hunched shoulders holds a large, naked baby firmly in her arms. She wears a voluminous, sleeved chiton (tunic) and most of her hair is contained in a sakkos (a bag-like headdress). Her face, with its raised eyebrows, sagging, wrinkled cheeks and chin, and frame of snail-shell curls is distinctly theatrical. The ‘Old Nurse’ was a popular character in Greek comic drama from the late fifth century BC onwards. While earlier terracotta actor figures are clearly characterised by their padded costumes or obvious masks, it can be difficult to decide whether later examples like this represent an actor or the real-life character on which the comic type was based.

It is uncertain where this figure was made, as similar old nurse figures have been found at both Athens and Tanagra. However, the high quality of the modelling and the appearance of the clay suggest that this example may be Athenian.

Source: British Museum

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