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Traditional bridal/festive costume from Prizren (southwestern Kosovo), second half of 19th century.  (Prizren Ethnographic Museum).

Traditional bridal/festive costume from Prizren (southwestern Kosovo), second half of century.

Coat Date: 1900–1909 Culture: Albanian Medium: silk, cotton, metal Dimensions: Length at CB: 46 1/2 in. The lavish use of materials and embellishment on this Albanian coat is both masterful and informative. The skillful embroidery depicts motifs and patterning that illustrate the cross-cultural influences in the region.

The lavish use of materials and embellishment on this Albanian coat is both masterful and informative. The skillful embroidery depicts motifs and patterning that illustrate the cross-cultural influences in the region

19th century Culture: Serbian Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 35 in. (88.9 cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. M. A. Gordon, 1948 Accession Number: C.I.48.37.5

century Culture: Serbian Medium: wool Dimensions: Length at CB: 35 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mrs.

ALBANIAN JELEK or XHAMADAN WOOL VEST, 19th-EARLY 20th C.

Albanian wool jelek or xhamadan vests, heavy white felt nearly completely covered in colorful soutache, cording and applique having small inside gingham pocket, late c

Albanian Vest.  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (via metmuseum.org)

Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of…

Woman's Traditional Costume from Mirdita, North Albania, Shkodra  The people from the region of Mirdita, throughout history, were known to have been pioneers of the Catholic faith against the ruling Muslim Ottomans. During the 15th century, the Mirditas were under the leadership of Gjergj Kastrioti - Skenderbeg himself. The Mirditas are said to be the direct brothers of the Dukagjinas, meaning both regions were founded by one ancestor.Mirdita takes its name from the Albanian greeting, Good…

Woman's Traditional Costume from Mirdita, North Albania, Shkodra The people from the region of Mirdita, throughout history, were known to have been pioneers of the Catholic faith against the ruling Muslim Ottomans.

Ensemble (image 1) | Albanian | fourth quarter 19th century |  wool, silk, cotton, metal | Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.651a–c

Ensemble Date: fourth quarter century Culture: Albanian Medium: wool, silk, cotton, metal, silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 42 in. cm) (b): 76 in.

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