Aspects of Esthetic-Artistic Values in Popular Gjirokastrian Costumes


  • Arjan Zurbo


In the artistic-esthetic evaluation of popular dressings it is important to mention some tools, which make the artistic and esthetic expression of the mainly Lab region in its majority, with Gjirokastra as the epicenter. Popular mentality as a laconic confession through lines, songs, for the amazing popular dressings, gives arguments, where each of us reads and analyses through linguistic structures those, which are expressed as roots for valuable ideas of the esthetic aspect. The popular passage “ç’bukuri ke mbi vete” as a piece taken from the song dance «Lunxhëri plot lezete” with “Nurin” etc. implies the usage of the artistic expression tools of the popular decoration with colors and ornaments. Naturally these two elements in relation with other figurative elements such as composition, drawing and invoice within specific decorative systems, reflect added expressive power. In order for this analysis to be as reliable as it can be, we can include some points of view such as The decorative bed in the popular dressing; Composition; Drawing and coloration in decorations; artistic invoice in decoration (technical and colouristic invoice); Collaboration of the esthetic expression tools. As a special appearance will be: The interweaving of stylistic features and aesthetic expression (monumental figuration, figurative design, figurative laconism, coloristic and graphic contrast). The connection of the popular dressing with the pathos, rhythm and epic character of the polyphony, with the monumental character of the Gjirokastra house etc., with the epic and lyric, grows its figurative importance and its artistic and aesthetic values. In the end of this paper, we will also present the bibliography.

Keywords: artistic-esthetic value, elements, popular dressings, decoration.




How to Cite

Zurbo, A. (2016). Aspects of Esthetic-Artistic Values in Popular Gjirokastrian Costumes. ANGLISTICUM. Journal of the Association-Institute for English Language and American Studies, 4(11), 34–41. Retrieved from



Volume 4, No.11, November 2015