Bosnian Pavilion at Paris World Fair in 1900

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.

The interior of the Bosnian pavilion was painted by the famous Czech painter and designer Alphonse Mucha. Mucha was awarded the Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur and the Franz Josef I Medal for his work. The interior walls of the pavilion were decorated with mural "The Allegory of Bosnia and Herzegovina".

The pavilion consisted of "shops" modelled after the Sarajevo Turkish Bazaar (Baščaršija) that offered traditional Bosnian products and services. Visitors were especially attracted by Bosnian carpets, which were produced in the Sarajevo Carpet factory opened in 1888. The Pavilion had its own restaurant with menu designed by Alphonse Mucha.