Opinga (traditional shoes) (N.A.)

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History

Opingas - were mainly made of cattle skin. Later on, the skin parts began to be replaced by “strings” , thus opinga, typologically not dissimilar to previous ones began to be used. Earliest archaeological evidence for opinga dates to V-IV century BC indicating they were an element of Illyrian culture. Later evidence comes from 16th century in some of Onufri’s works.

References

Unique number: 003977

Name: Opinga (traditional shoes)

Class: N.A.

Institution: Museum of Kosovo

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: N.A.

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Functional type and dating

Type:E Luajtshme - ENG

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Century: 20th

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