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Catholic peasants in Baščaršija

Catholic peasants in Baščaršija, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Catholic peasants in Baščaršija
Description:Outdoor upper body shot of a group of Catholic peasants in traditional costume chatting in Baščaršija. The camera is focused on a smiling young man in a black fur cap (šubara) surrounded by two young girls with white scarves falling down their backs, and an older woman with a dark headscarf tightly wrapped around her chin.
Comment:The loose white scarves worn down the back indicate that the girls are unmarried. The dark scarf wrapped around the chin indicates a married woman. The costumes are 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 in the form of 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: 250mm x 250mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici.), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P N 10 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković