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Department for Ethnology, Material culture, Traditional crafts, The scales

The scales

In the rich collection of urban and rural craftsmanship in the Department of Ethnology the objects of kujundžijski (metal-handling) craft are kept. Part of the collection are the scales used for weighing precious metals and gems.

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, 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.