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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.

8 Traditional Interiors of Rural Romanians in all of Their Storied, Rustic Glory

Romanian Traditional Interiors

Traditional interiors encompass stuff produced by inhabitants who have a proud tradition of making things for themselves. Their homes are layered with folk art made of natural materials such as sheepskin, wood, hemp, cotton and wool, which were not intended to be “art for art’s sake” at the time of their creation, but rather utilitarian ...

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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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