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Baščaršija cattle dealer in motion

Baščaršija cattle dealer in motion, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Baščaršija cattle dealer in motion
Description:Market scene in Baščaršija. Four men and two boys are standing around a group of sheep. To the left is a man in a baggy suit, shoes and hat, holding a walking stick behind his back in crossed hands. In front of him is a boy in a fes, čakšire and clogs, with a small bag over his shoulder. He rests his right hand on the back of one of the sheep and is turned towards an older, bearded man in Bosniak garb who is examining the sheep. In the centre is the blurred figure of a man, head bent towards the boy or the sheep, taking a step towards them. He is dressed in a fes and čakšire, and wears nanule on his bare feet. At his back, another man in ahmedija and a boy in a fes and dark jacket are also involved in the scene. In the background, a harnessed cart stands by the wall of a house.
Comment:The boy with his hand on the sheep is holding a booklet or paper bag in the same hand. 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 > 292 Special Garments
230 Animal Husbandry > 231 Domesticated Animals
460 Labor > 461 Labor and Leisure
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 77.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. – Slučajni prolaznici u pokretu VII), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 25 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković