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Romanian Crafts

An insight into the Romanian crafts and folk art together. We discuss Romanian folk art and traditional crafts together as a whole, for their connection is closer in daily practice: traditional embroidery, loom weaving, wood carving, leather crafts. There, where skill, technique, craftsmanship occurs, forms of artworks emerge. We focus on utilitarian or decorative traditional art created by Romanian peasants, artisans who live in rural areas of Romania.

In Romanian Villages, Traditional Symbols and Legends are Written in Textiles

Romanian Traditional Symbols

In Romania, as well as other countries, the peasants have found inspirational symbols in nature, often represented in their garments, patterns, homes, sculptures and drawings. Images of lakes, rivers, plants, horses, birds and other traditional symbols of their lives are taking shape in their traditional garments today, just as their ...

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The Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets

The Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia Beauty and utility are profoundly intertwined within a Romanian homestead. The typical zest for living flows from a setting where aesthetics and usability work together to make  life more vivid and enjoyable, pointing out a way of  thinking and underlying needs. The ...

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The Craft of Traditional Wall Carpets in Romania and Republic of Moldova

Wall Carpets

Traditional wall carpets craftsmanship of Romania and the Republic of Moldova has prevailed among peasants, as stated by historian and art critic G. Oprescu in “L’art du paysan roumain” (Bucharest,  1937, p 63). Written evidence suggests the presence of specialized weaving settlements before the mid-20 century, of full time weavers, both ...

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8 Easy Romanian Folk Embroidery Decorative Stitches

Romanian Folk Embroidery

While some embroidery stitches are commonly used everywhere in the world – double feather, chain stitch, combined chain stitch, various types of filling and edging stitches, there are some regionally unique Romanian folk embroidery stitches here, such as punctul bătrânesc from the mountainous regions, or Sălişte stitch, particular to a ...

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Demonstration of Hand Combing Wool with Antique Combs

Combing Wool

19 YO Romanian Traditional Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei demonstrates Combing Wool Wool fibers have been around since ancient times and are making a comeback, as people are becoming aware of problems associated with synthetic products. There are not only signs of revived interest, but also an increasing number of fiber artists already experimenting ...

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Loom Weaving Apps Encourage Millennials to Explore Ancient Arts

Loom Weaving Apps

Learning Platforms Encourage Millennials to Explore Ancient Arts With Loom Weaving Apps Crafts such as knitting may have regained popularity among young people, as reported by the Wall Street Journal, but traditional craftsmanship as a whole seems to be lost among millennials. As we previously mentioned in a post about Vladimir Andrei, ...

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Traditional Textiles Weaving Demonstration in the Romanian Villages

Traditional Textiles

http://peasantartcraft.com/loom-weaving-apps-millenials/Villages are still the heart of the Romanian folk costumes and traditional textiles, where weaving was once considered a full time occupation. Things have rapidly changed over the years though. After the fall of Communism, part of the rural population have migrated into the urban areas and outside the country. ...

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