Teacher // Traditional Dress Designer
Our history is in our clothing.
Tolinda Gojani is a teacher of Albanian language and history, and a traditional dress enthusiast. Inspired by the stories carried by clothing, Gojani began researching and making traditional Albanian dresses, which she now sells in her own shop in central Prishtina. Gojani sees traditional clothing, and other artifacts of traditional Albanian culture as a creative way to engage her students in their studies. She hosts a culture club through the school, during which she works with her students to research and design their own traditional garments. “It fills my heart with happiness,” Gojani said.