Albania Dolls Tirana Female & Unknown Male

Two Albanian costume dolls, not a matching pair but they look well together. The female doll on the left is wearing the traditional costume of Tirana. Tirana is a city and county in Central Albania. On the right an Albanian male doll wearing a red longsleeved xhamadan (vest or jacket) embroidered with gold thread. This doll needs further identification. Both dolls are marked ‘Albania’ at the front of their stands.

Folklore is in the air… uhm… ear!


Object Dolls wearing traditional costumes
Origin Albania, Tirana & unknown region
Culture Unknown
Medium Fabric, painted paper maché (?), leather, sequins, wood
Mark or Tag On stands
Made by Unknown
Size H 23 cm
Dated Not dated
Acquired Birthday gift 2019 or 2010 (female) & online 2010's (male)


No postcard available. There should be a nice postcard here that matches these dolls, to show you how the people living in Albania are dressed in their traditional costume.

There is nothing suitable in our postcard books at the moment, too bad!

Happy collecting,