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

Studio portrait of Sofija Nenadović

Studio portrait of Sofija Nenadović, © Miloš JurišićenlargeStudio portrait of Sofija Nenadović, © Miloš Jurišić


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Object:Studio portrait of Sofija Nenadović
Description:Full-length shot of a young, unmarried woman dressed in traditional Serbian folk attire. She is wearing an embroidered jelek over an embroidered shirt and a ''pregača'' (traditional embroidered apron with a geometric pattern). The shirt is fastened with a belt, which is decorated with a ''pafte'' (richly ornamented buckle). She has flowers woven into her hair. A painted canvas backdrop is creating the impression of the scene being set outdoors by a lake.
Comment:Probably the great-granddaughter of Jakov Nenadović (1765–1836), who was the first Minister of Interior Affairs in Serbia. Jakov Nenadović and his nephew, Mateja Nenadović, played an important role as voivode (military commander) in the First Serbian Uprising against the Ottomans. After Karadjordje and Janko Katić, Nenadović was perhaps the most influential contemporary figure in Serbia. Sofija gave the photograph to her good friend Ana Jovanović as a gift. The folk attire worn in the picture was typical of the Serbian Danube and Save valleys and of the area around Belgrade.
Creator:Jovanović, Milan, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 210mm x 102mm
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing > 292 Special Garments
300 Adornment
430 Exchange > 431 Gift Giving
550 Individuation and Mobility > 551 Personal Names
550 Individuation and Mobility > 554 Status, Role, and Prestige
560 Social Stratification
640 State
570 Interpersonal Relations > 572 Friendships
600 Kinship > 603 Grandparents and Grandchildren
650 Government Activities
660 Political Behavior
880 Adolescene, Adulthood, and Old Age > 882 Status of Adolescents
Copyright:Miloš Jurišić
Archive:Miloš Jurišić, Inv. No.: Sofija Nenadoviceva
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Ana Djordjevic