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"Bosnian Peasant Woman"

"Bosnian Peasant Woman", © Museum of City of Sarajevoenlarge"Bosnian Peasant Woman", © Museum of City of Sarajevo


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Object:"Bosnian Peasant Woman"
Description:Full-length shot of a woman in traditional clothes. She is wearing a scarf around her head, a short sleeveless embroidered jacket (jelek) and peasant shoes (opanci). In her left hand she is holding a can.
Comment:The archive note reads: "Married Croatian Woman From Sarajevo Fields." The original picture was captioned by the photographer as "Portrait Of An Orthodox Woman From The Vicinity Of Sarajevo". On the back there is an advertisement for the so-called 'Bezweberei' ('Umjetničko-obrtnički zavod') which was established in Sarajevo in 1886 as an applied art center. Uncirculated postcard.
Date:Not before 1904.11.01, Not after 1907
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Creator:Topič, František, (Photographer)
Publisher:Daniel A. Kajon, Sarajevo
Dimensions:Artefact: 142mm x 91mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
560 Social Stratification > 562 Gender Status
460 Labor > 462 Division of Labor by Gender
560 Social Stratification
Copyright:Muzej Sarajeva
Archive:Museum of City of Sarajevo, Inv. No.: Collection Stojan Petrović: 8075
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Barbara Derler