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Traditional Albanian clothing

Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:31 am
by sofiya
Traditional Albanian clothing includes more than 200 different kind of clothings in all Albania and Albanian inhabited lands. This is due to the division the Albanian principalities in the Middle Ages. Almost every region in Albania has its own traditional dress with women clothing being particularly colorful and rich in detail. Fabrics are traditionally made by weaving clothes using looms. To this day, some conservative old men and women mainly from the North wear traditional clothing in their daily lives. Instead, older women from the South usually wear all-black outfits.

Parts

The Albanian Dress consist of the following elements:
Headgear

For Men
The following headdresses are in use for men:
  • Qeleshe or Plisi: a type of hat worn by men of Northern Albanian and Kosova. In central Albania (Tirana, Durrës, Kavaja) it is cone-shaped, and in North Albania and Kosovo round.
    Albanian hat (French: Chapeau albanois) worn typically during the 15th to 18th centuries and immortalized in Onufri's paintings.
    Fez: a Turkish felt hat where upper flat manner un meischt red manner.
    Qylafë: a woolen high hat worn in southern Albania.
For Women
The following headdress are in use for women:
  • Kapica: a headdress for women.
    Langi, other names include: peshqira, riza, marhamë, pashnik.
    Lëvere: right shaped headdress.
    Kryqe: square shaped headdress.
Pants and upper body covers:
Fustanella: traditional skirt-like garment worn by men.
Tirq: long pant worn by man.
Brekusha: for man and women.
Xhubleta: Only worn by women.
Mbështjellëse: Only worn by women.

Shoes
Opingat: Art Sandals

Xhakete
A Xhaqete is a traditional vest, which is worn by Albanian men throughout Albania, in Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and in the Arbëresh villages in Italy.

Brez
Brez are traditional belts, which are worn by Albanian men throughout Albania, in Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and in the Arbëresh villages in Italy.

Çorape
Çorape are traditional trousers which are worn by Albanian men throughout Albania, in Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and in the Arbëresh villages in Italy.

Opinga
Opinga are traditional shoes which are worn by Albanian men throughout Albania, in Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro, and in the Arbëresh villages in Italy.
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Re: Traditional Albanian clothing

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:25 pm
by Glauk

Re: Traditional Albanian clothing

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:31 pm
by Glauk
@ sofiya

The second pic isn't Albanian.