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

This sleeveless coat from Shkodër (Scutari) on the Albanian-Montenegrin border demonstrates a remarkable degree of craftsmanship in its lavish use of gold cord, variety of curvilinear shapes, and use of negative space

Albanian pirpiri; ladies' dress.

As Europe’s sole Muslim-majority nation (Albania is Muslim, though highly nominal), Albanian clothing is expresses obvious Turkish influences as a result of nearly 500 years of Ottoman rule.

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For the reception, Lauren wore a 100-year old Albanian gown that has survived several wars, and has been passed throughout the women of the family. Everyone participated in a traditional circle dance too.

For the reception, Lauren wore a old Albanian gown that has survived several wars, and has been passed throughout the women of the family. Everyone participated in a traditional circle dance too.

Jacket (image 1 - Front) | Albanian | fourth quarter 19th century | silk, metal, beads, cotton |  Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Accession Number: 2009.300.2331

Jacket - quarter century / Albanian / silk, metal, beads, cotton / Met Museum (Gift of the Brooklyn Museum)

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