Movable heritage

Kosovo's movable archeological heritage represents best proof of our cultural assets. Kosovo's archeological collection comprises archeological objects discovered in Kosovo territory. Initial information on archeological findings dates back to the period between two world wars.Read more

First archeological excavations were carried out in a tomb dating back to the Iron Ages, in village Neprebisht of Suharekë municipality. Kosovo's archeological collections were enriched through campaigns carried out with the purpose of getting acquainted with the archeological treasure of the country, after the establishment of Kosovo's National Museum in 1949. First archeological excavations were performed in 1951 at the Novobërdë Castle, only to continue soon after with many other expeditions. The establishment of Kosovo Archeological Institute in 2002 marked a new era for archeological research and for the enrichment of Kosovo's archeological collection. Kosovo archeological collection provides proof of the country's life, culture and economy in the past. Following are some of the most important findings:

Anthropomorphic figures (early Neolith, location: Vlashnje –Prizren), ocarina, musical instrument (early Neolith, location: Runik-Skenderaj), Anthropomorphic figures of "Goddess in the throne"(late Neolith, location: Barilevë, Fafos, Tjerrtore), decorative vases (Eneolith, location: Hisar-Suharekë), stone axe (early Bronze era, location: Ticë-Skenderaj), amber hanger (mid-Iron age, location: Banjë e Pejës-Pejë), funeral tombstone (location: in the vicinity of Kamenica Castle), Probe Medallion discovered in Ulpiana, bronze lamp discovered in Ulpiana, inscription plaque discovered in Ulpiana, a bust of a Dardan woman engraved in marble discovered in Kllokot, numerous tombstones, inscriptions, dishes, working tools, jewelry and other various decorations.

Note: Kosovo's Archeological and Ethnological Collection (676 archeological exhibition items and 571 ethnologic exhibition items) continues to be held in Serbia.

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Xhubleta

Xhubleta

Xhubleta – used to be worn in the region of Malësia e Madhe. Xhubleta is a type of A-line skirt with frills at the bottom, especially in it's back part. It was made of a large number of pieces and na...

Wooden jug

Wooden jug

Water container. It belongs to 20th century. ...

Women shirt

Women shirt

Women shirt - were part of folk wear for Dukagjini Plane region.The shirt is made of weaved fabric . The front part of neckband is cut in a “T” shape, while at neckband and sleeves is decorated by...

Women shirt

Women shirt

Women shirt - was a part of folk wear in Drenica region. It is sown with weaved fabric. Front part of neckband is cut in a “T” shape, while the neckband and sleeves are decorated by different moti...

Women shirt

Women shirt

Women shirt - Is part of folk wear Medvegja region,i made of weaved fabric, sleeves and neckband are sewnand embroidered by needle with various motives. ...

Washbowl

Washbowl

Wooden object, served for washing feet, hands and for other daily services, 20th century ...

Vegsh (Pot)

Vegsh (Pot)

A vessel used for boiling food. It was used until 20th century. ...

Traditional men belt

Traditional men belt

Traditional men belt -was part of weaved folk wear. It belongs to 20th century. ...

Table

Table

Table made of wood, made by qualified folk craftsmen of this craft. Table consists of anupper part with six angles, and six poles. Contains geometric, floral motives etc. It belongs to 20th century. ...

Storage Chest

Storage Chest

Storage chest- is a furniture piece, which served as storage for clothes and various jewelries. It is considered as personal object of any woman in which personal and intimate things are stored. It w...

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