Ethnographic Collection

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Ethnographic Collection

The Ethnographic Collection comprises 485 inventory units of smaller or larger collections of ethnographic material including folk poems (lyrical, epic), tales, fables, proverbs, riddles, conundrums, toasts, game rhymes, counting-out rhymes, sayings, traditions, spells, incantations, beliefs, divinations, words, recipes, costumes, lifestyle, customs, games, ornaments (embroideries, patterns), folk medicine, etc. This material was mostly collected by teachers and priests throughout Serbian lands and areas, as well as by university students and professors, and unknown collectors. These included S. Mijatović, M. Obradović, T. Bušetić, K. Božović, S. Mileusnić, M. Velimirović, B. Petranović, S. Kostić, J. Đ. Zorić, A. Petrović, J. Šarić, Lj. Pećo, V. Vrčević, L. Grđić-Bjelokosić, S. Dučić, M. Bubalo-Kordunaš, T. Smiljanić-Bradina, R. Trebješanin, J. Maksimović, I. I. Đukanović M. M. Pavićević, M. Škarić, et al. There are also the legacies of Veselin Čajkanović, Jovan Erdeljanović, Dene Debeljković, Andrija Luburić, and Radoslav Pavlović. The Collection spans the period of the 19th and 20th centuries. It has two inventory books and a card catalogue arranged by researchers and collectors of folklore.