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Embroidery/Tapestry Experience

Tirana Castle
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2 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size




During this experience you will learn the art of embroidery or tapestry. An experienced artisan will show you the techniques and explain some facts about the history and the Albanian traditions. For the embroidery you will get a handkerchief which is already embroidered with traditional elements on the edges. Then, you can choose a pattern (like a flower) or a phrase to put in the middle and work on that during the workshop, alone or with the help of the artisan. It’s a great souvenir to take home or a gift for a loved one. For the tapestry you will get wool of different colours, with which you can do a little cloth in any pattern that you like. You can participate if you are a complete beginner and also if you have some experience already, we will adjust the assistant and equipment according to you needs and wishes.

You can also combine this experience with the “Traditional Costume Experience” activity that we offer. It’s at the same location and a good combination as you will be making something yourself, learn about techniques and history and dress up in traditional costumes afterwards.

Through this activity we try to create a more sustainable Tirana, through sustainable tourism development and inclusion of local stakeholders (GSTC A10). The artisans have a broad knowledge and skills and will pass on their knowledge to you, so you will learn how to use the equipment and develop new skills yourself. Because the activity will be done in small groups, a maximum of 5 participants or individually, there will be a better communication and assistance between every participant and the artisan (GSTC A9). We only employ local artisans (from Tirana and the surroundings) (GSTC B2). Furthermore, participants get the opportunity to see authentic Albanian culture and traditions (GSTC C3), while through every experience booked, cultural heritage is preserved and protected (through passing on of knowledge) (GSTC C2). The images we show are real pictures of the embroidery/tapestry that you will do and use (GSTC A6).

Destination engagement (A10)
Information and Interpretation (A9)
Local employment (B2)
Protecting cultural heritage (C2))
Presenting culture and heritage (C3)
Accurate promotion (A6)
Ask questions, be curious
Respect the culture & traditions
Treat the equipment with care  
Don’t destroy or break the equipment in any way

Prices per person: Price depends on what material and working type you choose (starting from 25€)

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  • Local artisan (and translator in English if needed)
  • Material for one piece/participant
  • Price depends on what material and working type you choose (starting from 25€)
  • Lunch/snacks/water

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Tirana Castle
from 30€



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