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Catholic peasant girl in Baščaršija

Catholic peasant girl in Baščaršija, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Catholic peasant girl in Baščaršija
Description:Blurred snapshot of a young Catholic peasant girl in Baščaršija, taken over her shoulder with her face in profile. She is wearing festive costume, including a wide skirt, a white blouse with short sleves, a gold-braided jelek and a white scarf fixed in her plaited hair and falling down her back like a bride's veil. She wears flowers and other ornaments in her hair. Another girl is standing to her left, similarly dressed. In front of her, on the picture's right margin, a woman in urban European dress is crossing some tram tracks.
Comment:The headgear suggests that the girl is unmarried. Her costume is from the surroundings of Sarajevo. Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a negative and a positive on silver bromine paper, stored as a print, negative and digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Baščaršija
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
300 Adornment > 301 Ornament
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 36.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici Xa), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P N 8 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković