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Orthodox peasant in Baščaršija

Orthodox peasant in Baščaršija, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Orthodox peasant in Baščaršija
Description:Upper body shot of an older Orthodox man in Baščaršija. He is wearing a black cap made from dark lambskin, a tattered white shirt and over it a džamadan and jelek modestly adorned with gajtans. He poses in the lower left corner of the frame, smiling gently into the camera, and holding a bag unter his arm with a white cylindrical object and a sachet in his hands in front of him, as if to roll himself a cigarette. Behind him is a view of a bazaar street and the Baščaršija Mosque.
Comment:The man is a peasant from the surroundings of Sarajevo. 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: 300mm x 300mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
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, 52.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. - Slučajni prolaznici XIVa.), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 18 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković