Rrethi i Korces Local Customs

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Rrethi i Korces Local Customs

  • Rugs knitted in Korcë

    Korcë has long been well known for its rugs and carpets. When we were in Korcë in 1988, we were lucky to visit a carpet workshop. Our guide had a hard time getting allowed to visit from the responsible of the workshop and no photos were allowed inside. I noticed that the workers were mostly girls that looked very young (10-12). May be it was...

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  • Korcë, a grocery

    This photo shows a grocery. If you enlarge the picture, you will see that the window has bottles of wine (all of the same state brand), cans of jam (all of the same fruit). Generally speaking, what I saw in 1988 in groceries were almost empty shelves, without any choice but where nevertheless basic food could always be found : pasta, jam, wine,...

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  • Korcë, Jewish remains

    A little further, I reached a square that was being repaved (first photo). I spotted a six branches star carved on top of the entrance of one of the houses along this square, at number 8. (second photo)I have enlarged on the third and fourth photo the two carvings.I thus have made some research and found that Jews have been in Albania for a very...

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  • Korcë, Greek architect

    The Greek influence in Korcë is obvious. Greece has occupied the city on several occasions in the past and a part of the population is Greek speaking. When wandering in the city, in several occasions, people would say "Yassos" (hello in Greek) instead of përshëndetje (the same in Albanian). On the first photo, this doorway has more or less a Greek...

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