Artisan Profile:

Name: Ruhije Bineri
Skill: Weaver

Ruhije Bineri began her career in textile crafts at 20 years old in a state-run factory.  Now in her 60s she runs a successful shop in the Old Bazaar selling woven rugs and bags to the local and tourist markets. Often taking orders for individually chosen designs, she sends her work to many international destinations.  Since opening her shop she has been teaching local women traditional Albanian weaving techniques and has become a highly respected member of the Gjirokastra community.  

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