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Engraved armoire door

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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. Furniture like this was made by master woodcutters, and woodcutters from the town of Konjic were especially esteemed. The Konjic style of woodcutting is included on the proposed list of intangible cultural heritage of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The door is decorated using several different techniques. There is an arabesque near the top, that is, the wood is carved like lace, and the bottom is ornamented with metal studs arranged in rows of hexagons. The door is fitted with a small metal ring for opening.


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This item is kept in storage in the Ethnology Department, where it may be accessed by prior arrangement with department staff.
  • Odjeljenje za etnologiju, pokućstvo, vrata