Source of Inspiration
Size: 140 x 21 cm | 55 x 8.3 in
Hand rolled long scarf
100% Natural Silk Chiffon
Natural silk scarf Berat is not big (140x21cm /55x8.3") and not bright. As the real Berat (a city in Albania) the scarf Berat catches the eye with its austere elegance.
The scarf Berat will add a beautiful decoration to any of your white, black, gray, blue, yellow, or purple garments. Try the scarf Berat with your business, leisure, travel outfits and you will appreciate its versatility. The scarf Berat will attract so much attention to you that you might even take a trip to Berat, whose image inspired this scarf. But, before you come to Berat and get your own story to tell about it, here is our story of Berat, which you may tell to the people curious about your scarf Berat.
What happens if two guys love the same girl and the girl cannot make her choice? The guys fight, the girl cries, and only God helps: the guys become the mountains, Tomor and Shpirag, and the girl – the river Osum running between them. The town on the right bank of the River Osum is Berat.
Berat shows how to provide each house with a good view and to make the view of the town so special that UNESCO in 2008 announced Berat a World Heritage site. In Albania Berat is called The City of a Thousand Windows one above the other, and for the world Berat is known as “a remarkably preserved Ottoman city, with a wealth of beautiful buildings of the highest architectural and historical interest”, as James Pettifer writes in his Blue Guide to Albania & Kosovo.
Berat was a center of the Illyrian kingdom and Berat was a tidbit for many cultures. The modern name Berat comes from the Slavs who renamed it from Pulcheropolis into Beligrad, the White City.
In 1417, Berat was occupied by Turks, who converted it into the center of Ottoman Civilization with many mosques. In Berat's orthodox churches in the XVI century, one
of the most famous Albanian iconographers, Onufri, worked with his son Nikolla. Some of their works are still in Berat.
Albanian Nationalists took Berat in June, 1914; Greek irregulars took it three months later; Austro-Hungarian troops evicted them in 1916; and, the Austro-Hungarians were evicted by the Italian army in 1918, which remained there for 3 years. In this war mess, Berat clerics managed to save the unique books - Berat codices, Codex Beratinus I (known also as ‘Beratinus Purpureum’) and Codex Beratinus II (otherwise ‘Aureus Anthimi’), dating respectively to the 6th and 9th centuries. These are part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register. Codex of Berat no. 4 was used by Triqita for in the design of three different scarves: Berat Codex Blue, Berat Codex Red, and Berat Codex Gold, but it is another story...
In Berat, the European and Albanian Jews found safe refuge during the Second World War, and in Berat, the first Albanian Communist Government was formed in 1944.
There is the remains of one of the Ottoman mosques in Berat, as are the narrow cobblestone streets with old wooden gates. If you are so lucky that the gates are opened for you, and you are invited in, you will never forget rakia and jam that the hostess will serve to you with special Berat hospitality. You will never forget the carved wooden ceilings with skylights built 300 years ago, and the view from the window. The window, one of Berat’s thousand, will have a good view for sure.
The silk scarf Berat from triQita For Travel Lovers Collection keeps not only the unmistakably recognizable image of Berat, it also preserves the charm and mystery of the life behind the centuries and the thousand windows in the town Berat with a perfect view from any of the seven hills it spreads over...