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Loading skins of wine onto donkeys in 1931


Stanko Murko documented the folk songs of the Balkans during the early 1930s.  Not only did he record the folks songs but he photographed his travels.  In 1931 he visited Serbia, Bosnia, and Dalmatia.  It is during this trip that he took this great image of skins full of wine being loaded on donkeys.  It appears that once the wine reached its destination it was then poured into barrel.  The photograph is interesting because there are also two young women, fairly well dressed, observing.  The woman in the background is looking back, perhaps at the man walking towards her.  The one in the foreground hold a parasol under her arm and is calmly watching the two men fasten the wine.  It appears then that these women are  friends of the photographer.  Do you think this was a casual outing or was Mr. Murko documenting songs of the wine loaders?

Here is the image description: “Na poti iz Metkovića v Drač. V luko se tovori vino v mehovih, natovorjenih na konjih ali oslih, tako kot v Homerjevih časih. V luki pa se vino prelije v sode.”

Murko, Stanko. 1931. Slovenski Etnografski Muzej. [1]

Murko, Stanko. 1931. Slovenski Etnografski Muzej. [1]


[1] Murko, Stanko. 1931. Slovenski Etnografski Muzej. URL: http://www.etno-muzej.si/modules/galerist/viewer.php?aid=1&image_id=28969#28969

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