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Bosniak woman passing Višegrad Gate

Bosniak woman passing Višegrad Gate, © Mehmed A. Akšamijaenlarge


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Object:Bosniak woman passing Višegrad Gate
Description:View through Višegradska kapija, taken from inside. Framed by the dark gate, a Bosniak woman in a zar and summer shoes is walking towards it. Behind her, a traditional local building is visible with a shop window on the ground floor, piles of wood in front, and a doksat on the upper floor. A bareheaded boy is walking towards it behind the woman.
Comment:Višegradska Kapija is part of the Vratnik fortifications, northeast of Bijela tabija. The place name 'Carina' goes back to the customs house that was once located here on the eastbound arterial road leading to Višegrad. The stone gate was built between 1727 and 1739, with a shingled roof. Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a contact copy, stored as a copy and a digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Višegradska kapija
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Positive: 60mm x 60mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
340 Structures > 341 Architecture
340 Structures > 342 Dwellings
560 Social Stratification > 563 Ethnic Stratification
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 80.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39., iz Višegradske kapije), Inv. No.: A.M.A. P 60 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković