Museum

Museum

Over one hundred costumes from different regions of Albania were collected with much dedication based on the extensive experience of the Albanian and foreign ethnographs alike. The purpose was to return, once more, the vivacious costume colors during the Skanderbeg Era. Several costumes including the Xhubleta, the traditional women’s Costume, were changed to the black color to symbolize the mourning of Skanderbeg’s death.


The museum was careful to collect the oldest Albanian costumes of the small regions that were protected by Ottoman influence. Based on archeological findings the Xhubleta dates back 4700 years, and it is believed to be the first robe worn by the Illyrians. It weighs 12 kg and it is of grand fortune to be able to find such old costumes from the areas of Mirdita, Zadrima, Has, Kallmeti, Fushkruja, Berat, Lunxherine, Dardha, Shpat, Shestan dhe Rugova all the way to Cameri.


The museum will be completed with a photo exhibit dating back to 1855. It will bring into the collection photographs from Albanian photographers like Marubi, Sotiri from Korca, Xhimitiku from Berat, Nenshatin and Fredi Bianku in Shkodra.