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Artisans Restore Pride in Albania’s City of Stone

October 25, 2010

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From Ardi Pulaj of Balkan Insight: In a tiny lane in the bazaar in the southern Albanian town of Gjirokastra, the sound of repeated hammering draws passers-by to a small shop. Outside, stones are slowly being turned into pieces of art. The shop belongs to Murtezan Makriu who spends his days carving shapes and pictures […]