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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.

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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9 Original Romanian Souvenirs to Take Home from Bucharest

Romanian Souvenirs

Finding original Romanian souvenirs to take home with you shouldn’t be hard work. Throughout history, a great diversity of traditions and customs have flourished in this land, most of which still go on. However, when sorting through the abundance of souvenirs on offer, you may have trouble separating out the fake from the genuine. ...

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