Two boxes of mint tea

Donor: Slađana Petrović Varagić
1975 / Zenica / Požega / Art historian /

Donors' place of residence during the 1990s: Požega / Beograd

Object title: Two boxes of mint tea

Place that the object relates to: Požega

Year that the object relates to: 2013

Question:What does this object represent for you?
Answer: During the nineties i went to high school, and later i was at university. At the end of 1993. I happened upon my mother in the town, she just received her salary and she was in the rush to spend it as soon as possible, before it loses its value. We were wandering through empty shops, looking for something sensible for that amount of money. Shops were empty, with no goods, prices with lots of zeros. At the end for her entire monthly payment for a worker in factory for lime and stone "Jelen do", she was able to buy only two boxes of mint tea.

Question:Why did you donate the object?
Answer: I think its a good illustration of one period.