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Granit Xhaka's journey to the 2022 FIFA World Cup

Hear the story of Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka, who is set to star for Switzerland at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. #FIFAWorldCup #GranitXhaka

Xhubleta, skills, craftsmanship and forms of usage

UNESCO: List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Need of Urgent Safeguarding – 2022. Xhubleta is a handcrafted garment worn by women and girls in Northern Albania. Once used in everyday life from the age of puberty, its use and production have declined over recent decades due to various socio-political and economic factors. Today, few women possess the knowledge of the entire process, and family-based transmission is rare. Nevertheless, the garment has maintained its social and spiritual significance and is still considered an integral part of highland identity.

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