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Name of Object:

Portrait of a young woman

Location:

Belgrade, Serbia

Holding Museum:

Museum of Applied Art

Date:

Around 1930

Type of object:

Photograph

Museum Inventory Number:

19353

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Photograph

Dimensions:

H: 8.4cm, W: 11.4cm

Provenance:

Serbia

Description:

A young woman on the photograph poses in the interior, lying on the Pirot kilim. She is wearing an overcoat named džube, which belongs to traditional urban dress ensemble worn in Kosovo. For this occasion džube is turned into an evening dress and combined with modern accessories. The outfit was most probably worn at a costume ball, which was a popular practice at this time, related to the elements of traditional 19th century urban dress. The kilim on the photo is decorated with the Crown Prince (prestolonaslednik) ornament.

How date and origin were established:

By stylistic analysis

How Object was obtained:

Purchased in 1987

Citation of this web page:

Draginja Maskareli "Portrait of a young woman"  [db_in_citation_dca]  2017. http://www.discovercarpetart.org/database_item.php?itemId=object;DCA;sb;Mus31;16;en

Prepared by: Draginja Maskareli

MWNF Working Number: RS1_016