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Traditional costume with modern elements

Traditional costume with modern elements, © The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovinaenlarge


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Object:Traditional costume with modern elements
Description:Portrait of a woman wearing a light-coloured blouse with embroidery, a short jacket (jelek) and a dark skirt. She is richly adorned with jewelry and wearing a headgear with coins. Sitting on a chair, she is holding a hand of cards, while the rest of the deck and a silver cup are to be found on a small table next to her.
Comment:Note the modern white shoes. The archive, from which this picture originates, dates it 1903 and notes that it displays an Orthodox dress. Positive print.
Date:Not before 1903, Not after 1907
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina
Creator:Topič, František, (Photographer)
Dimensions:Artefact: 215mm x 150mm
Format:Not specified
Technique:Not specified
Keywords:290 Clothing
560 Social Stratification > 562 Gender Status
300 Adornment
560 Social Stratification
Copyright:Zemaljski Muzej Bosne i Hercegovine
Archive:The National Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Inv. No.: XXII Nošnje iz Bosne, muslimanske, srpske, hrvatske: 700
License:This picture is licensed under Creative Commons [CC BY-NC-ND 3.0]
Editor:Barbara Derler