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VIF | Visualizing Family, Gender Relations and the Body. The Balkans approx. 1860-1950

Elderly woman holding a child

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Object:Elderly woman holding a child
Description:Full-length portrait of a seated elderly woman in town attire, wearing a wide floor-length dress, a 'libade' (traditional short-sleeved velvet jacket/yelek) and a 'šamija' (traditional cap for married women). Her left elbow is resting on a small wooden table. She is holding a small child on her lap. The girl is wearing a'dolama' (jacket-like coat). In the background a curtain is partially covering a painted canvas backdrop depicting a park.
Comment:Probably a grandmother with her grandchild.
Date:Not after 1880
Creator:Stojanović/Karastoyanov, Anastas Nikolov (probably), (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 98mm x 63mm
Format:Carte de visite
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:180 Total Culture > 186 Cultural Identity and Pride
290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
560 Social Stratification
570 Interpersonal Relations
590 Familiy
850 Infancy and Childhood
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age > 888 Status and Treatment of the Aged
890 Gender Roles and Issues
Copyright:Muzej Primenjene Umetnosti
Archive:Museum of Applied Art, Inv. No.: 13456
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic