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Andromaqi Gjergji

Source: Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion. East Europe, Russia, and the Caucasus, 2010, Berg Fashion Library

Encyclopedia entry

Dress is a rich source of information that aids the reconstruction of aspects of Albanians’ way of life in different periods. From the material used, an idea can be gathered of what was produced within the home, what tools were used, and which goods were bought in the market. The ways in which clothes were made and decorated show how people developed their taste for the beautiful and which were their favorite ornaments and colors. The great variety of regional permutations is a clear indication o

Ethnicity in Greek Dress

Linda Welters

Source: Dress and Ethnicity. Change Across Space and Time, 1995, Berg Fashion Library

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Greece is home to numerous ethnic groups including Albanians, Vlachs, Koutsovlachs, Arvanito-Vlachs, Karaghounides, Sarakatsani, Bulgarian Muslims, Turks, Sephardic Jews, and Serbs. Nineteenth-century travelers in search of the descendants of the ancient Greeks were disappointed to find so little of what they considered pure Greek blood in the towns and villages surrounding the famous ancient sites, yet exhilarated at the colorful human landscape created by this ethnic mix. One traveler wrote of

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