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Two girls in Sokbunar

Two girls in Sokbunar, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Two girls in Sokbunar
Description:Outdoor photograph of two girls dressed in patterned dimije, shirts and leather slippers. They are holding their mahrama tightly around their heads and are walking towards the camera with an inquisitive look. The older girl is a head taller than the younger one. There is a shop with a table and objects in front of an open door in the background, and next to it, a man in black European clothing holding a walking stick.
Comment:The mahrama was traditionally worn in Bosnia by female pupils of a mekteb as a sign of respect towards God. Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a photographic negative, stored as a negative, print and digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Sokbunar
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Negative: 60mm x 60mm
Positive: 180mm x 180mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
870 Education > 872 Elementary Education
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 41.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici VIIIa), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 13 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković