Today was a fun fieldwork day. We popped over to Behar Café to sample their cevapi, burek, & coffee, and to check out some of the food items they carry. Behar is a Bosnian restaurant and grocery in Bowling Green, KY that specializes in cooking and selling items important to Bosnian foodways traditions, such as sausage and pita.
Yesterday, @wku photographer Clinton Lewis stopped by to photograph the Husic family’s ćilim. The woven rug will be part of the upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green, set to open September 29th at the Kentucky Museum.
Ever wonder what goes into to creating a museum exhibit? A lot! Here’s a sneak peak of our upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green, which is currently under construction. The exhibit will open September 29th at the Kentucky Museum.
Nermin Peimanovic showing off his son’s Bosnian fez along with socks that were knitted for him by his Grandmother. We’re happy to say these items will be featured in the upcoming exhibit, A Culture Carried: Bosnians in Bowling Green. This exhibit will open this fall at the Kentucky Museum and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
On our plates: eating falafel today at A Taste of Europe in downtown Bowling Green, Kentucky, a Greek-inspired restaurant owned by Izet Varajic and Sefika Varajic, both originally from Bosnia.
From the archives: Senida Husic and her family cooking up a pot of kupus in their Bowling Green, KY home. Husic described: “The part of [Bosnia] where my family is from, the stew is called ‘kupus’ which is essentially just ‘cabbage’. There are different variations of how it’s made, family to family, but mostly it’s referred to as kupus.”
We were in Miami, FL last week for the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society where we led a discussion about our ongoing project with the Bosnian community in Bowling Green. KFP staff Brent Björkman and Virginia Siegel along with WKU Folk Studies faculty Ann Ferrell and Kate Horigan represented the team in Miami. Here, Ferrell, Horigan, and Siegel discuss fieldwork plans in one of the initial project meetings. #kyfolklife #kentucky #bowlinggreen #bosnia #afsam16 from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2eChzai