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Young lady in Baščaršija I

Young lady in Baščaršija I, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Young lady in Baščaršija I
Description:A young Bosniak lady poses against a busy winter market scene in Baščaršija. She is smiling directly into the camera. Beneath her paisley-pattern mahrama she is wearing a dark spotted dress or dimije and leather gloves. She has pinned the end of the scarf to her sides with her elbows and is holding an elegant clutch bag in front of her with both hands. The Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque is in the background and snowy mountains can be seen in the distance.
Comment:The woman is probably wearing dimije. Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a positive on silver bromine paper, stored as a print and a digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Baščaršija
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Positive: 180mm x 180mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 291 Normal Garb
340 Structures > 346 Religious and Educational Structures
460 Labor > 461 Labor and Leisure
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 31.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici IIIa), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 10 38
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković