Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)
Artistic craftsmanship in Albania during xviii-xix century stone carvers, wood carver and iconographic painters
Author(s): Dorina Arapi
Abstract: This paper deals with the activity of Albanian craftsmen during the 18th and 19th centuries in the Ottoman period in Albania. The movement of craftsmen was often dictated by circumstantial conditions and by the needs of the Ottoman state for craftsmen. Moreover, this paper aims to present some issues related to the names of artisans, as well as some of artistic features of their work, which makes their style unique. Their movements with ateliers in the Balkans and towards the Ottoman Empire territory affected the emerging of new elements in folk art. These craft masters were the best distributors of stone carving and stone processing.