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FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 2:58 pm
by Zeus10
Fustanella is a fold skirt, which is carried particularly in Albania and Greece(by Arvanites), traditionally by men, thus a man skirt. It can appear a short stiff skirt , usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, and in the country of its origin Albania(or Epirus) we also find the long version. The foustanela was worn by the Albanian fighters of the 1821 revolution. It's been some time now, that the newly created nations, try to claim any Albanian heritage as their own. The following pictures/photos is in response to those false claims and show that this dress is exclusively originated from Albanian folks.

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:00 pm
by Zeus10
The similarity betwen Alexander costume and Albanian is astonishing.

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Sometime the Greek imagination goes further, insinuating that Albanians borrowed that dress from the Greeks and thats why the dress fades out in North Albania.
Its not true that fustanella is present only in the south Albania. The following photos will prove how false their propaganda is.

Shkoder Albania(north) in traditional costumes:

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Ulqin Montenegro(beyond todays Albanian border)

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:03 pm
by Zeus10
Even the King of Greece after the independence is wearing an Arnavut(albanian in turkish language) costume and not a Greek one because theirs is just a borrowing-stealing from us.

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1865 KING OF GREECE IN ..ALBANIAN COSTUME

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:03 pm
by Zeus10
The upper class costume
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which is the same with Byron's

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:04 pm
by Zeus10
Albanian dance (Gjirokastra)
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Arnauts(Albanians) playing chess
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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:08 pm
by Zeus10
The short garment appears on the ancient artifacts:

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Since most of the greatest fighters of the so called Greek revolution were from Epirus(Albanians) and Arvanites(Albanians) the new Greek state adopted this costume as a garment for the Evzones, Proedriki Froura (Presidential Guard), an elite ceremonial unit that guards the Greek Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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All the the reliable historical sources tell us that this dress is an original Arbanite(Epiriote-Albanian) dress, but
we really dont need to look the historical sources, to understand where this version was adopted from, just take a look at these pictures:

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:09 pm
by Zeus10
Fustanella is very common garment among the Labs, a warlike Albanian race:

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:10 pm
by Zeus10
Sometimes even the women get envolved in the military actions, so they wear the same dress as the men do.

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:15 pm
by Zeus10
Arnaut(Albanian) smoking:

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Arnaut of Cairo at the gate of Babylon

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Arnaut officers & Egyptian recruits crossing the desert

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Albanian soldier resting

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:17 pm
by Zeus10
Arvanites in Athen welcoming King Otto

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Bayron (picture) in Albanian costume

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Tosk Albanians

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Tirana Albania, men in the national costume

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:21 pm
by Zeus10
The Greek thieves will never stop stealing Albanian culture and heroes:

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The above Hero is Theodhor Kollokotroni an ARVANITE=ALBANIAN and the soldiers dancing in the background are the same with these Tosk Albanians:

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:22 pm
by Zeus10
We are wearing these costumes since ancient times

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we still wear the same garments

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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:24 pm
by Zeus10
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Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:25 pm
by Zeus10
And this is Pyrrhus, the famous king of Epiri:

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Notice; under the armour, 'the pleated skirt' or the 'fantastic Albanian costume' !

Re: FUSTANELLA

Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:27 pm
by Zeus10
Ancient Durres terracota:
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