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19th century

Department for ethnology, Material Culture, Collection of house textiles, Mat


The mat is made of home-made wool on vertical or horizontal weaving loom, using techniques of finger interlacing andpre-weaving. These techniques were used by Bosnian and Herzegovinian women in handiwork,home or in workshop activity.

Odjeljenje za etnologiju, narodna nošnja, kapa s tepelukom

Woman’s cap with tepeluk plate

This woman’s headpiece is made up of several parts. Each part was made by a different artisan, and they were finally put together by a milliner specialising in fezzes and women’s headwear.

Odjeljenje za etnologiju, pokućstvo, vrata

Engraved armoire door

This built-in armoire door is made in woodcut technique. Armoires of this type had several similarly decorated doors mounted side by side, and were a common part of the interior of wealthy urban households.

Odjeljenje za etnologiju, narodna nošnja, pregača


This is an article of Croat woman’s clothing characteristic of the whole region of Bosanska Posavina.

Odjeljenje za etnologiju, kutija za nakit, 19. stoljeće, 19. vijek, filigran

Jewellery box

This is a silver box made using the filigree technique – a very delicate and demanding method of working silver or gold wire into different shapes. The art of filigree was practised by master goldsmiths and silversmiths specialised in filigree work.

Odjeljenje za etnologiju, oružje, jatagan bjelosapac

Whitehaft yatagan

The yatagan (curved dagger) was not only a weapon carried by men every time they left the house, but also a status symbol that testified to its owner's maturity, virility, and wealth.

Odjeljenje za etnologiju, narodna nošnja, ženska nošnja, anterija

Overdress (anterija)

A garment worn over an embroidered shirt, the overdress (anterija) was worn in wealthy houses, especially in cities, until the early 20th century.