These young Albanian girls and boys are dancing to a traditional music dressed up in traditional costumes. Once open a time this is what people in the Berati region use to wear until the mode (a la frenga) (a la Francais!) took over somewhen between the two world wars.
There was an incredible variety of traditonal costumes that were worn by Albanians in the old days and although the South and the North styles were the main ones dividing the country, just about very region had their own unique styles. Everything was knitted by women at home of course or worked on looms which used to be a home furniture those days.
The most distinctive part of this costume is the White Fustanella the men are wearing (From FUSTANI - or dress in Albanian). Men from the North did not wear these they wore woollen trousers.
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holmertz (31260) 2013-08-23 8:14
This picture should have deserved some more attention. Although the location is not the most cosy the dancers look good and their dresses are beautiful. You have managed the artificial light very well with fine, natural colours. Outdoors, with the Tomorri as a background, would of course have been better :-).
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Aleks Gjika (agjika) (4309)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-08-04
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Cannon EOS 5D, Canon EF24-70mm f2.8L
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-22 13:41