Austro-Hungarian period

Bosnian carpets

In his book Genom Bosnien och Hercegovina, originally published in Swedish in Jonköpingin 1904 (Bosnian edition entitled Kroz Bosnu i Hercegovinu was published in Uppsala in 2005 translated by Dr. Izet Muratspahić), Dr. August Heimer mentions that, as a member of an international geodetic expedition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, he also visited the Sarajevo Carpet Factory.

J&J Neuer

It is interesting that the products of Sarajevo-based J&J Neuer, a firm with a major trading operation in glass and china, had its own stamp. It is unknown whether there was any glass or china production in Bosnia and Herzegovina in the period.

Bosnian exhibition in Vienna

Many products from Bosnia and Herzegovina (copper vessels in different shapes and sizes, ornamentals dishes, decorative carpets with motifs of folk art and motifs of the Orient - in cooperation with craft workshops and factories, were very popular in the area of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.

Bosnian Room

Dr. Ćiro Truhelka - a historian and curator of the National Museum in Sarajevo - was a strong promoter of Bosnia and its cultural heritage. As curator, he prepared and presented to European public the cultural and economic potential of Bosnia and Herzegovina at the world fairs held in Vienna in 1896, Budapest in 1898, and particularly in Paris in 1900.

Alphons Mucha menu

The Bosnian Pavilion at the World Fair held in Paris in 1900 was erected as a separate pavilion located between Austrian and Hungarian ones. Its designer, Karl Panek received a recognition - Silver Medal of the French Ministry for Education and Fine Arts.

Sarajevo Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Gavrilo Princip - a member of the Young Bosnian movement killed Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sofia during their official visit to Sarajevo, on 28 June 1914. This event was the cause for the outbreak of the First World War, which took tens of millions of lives (the number of casualties is estimated at about 20 million).