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Husum Red Pied

Husum Red Pied

The Husum Red Pied is a rare breed of domestic pig with the nickname Danish Protest pig. It originates in North Frisia and Southern Schleswig in the beginning of the 20th century, when Danes living in the area under Prussian rule were prohibited from raising the Danish flag and displayed the Protest pig instead. Due to its red color, its broad white vertical belt and a trace of a white horizontal belt resembling the colors of the flag of Denmark, it was made a symbol of their cultural identity.

 

Acrylic on a paper placemat (McDonald's Denmark, undated), 33 x 24 cm, 2019