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Traditional Carving

Traditional carving has been practiced on the Romanian territory since ancient times. Wood carving was used to produce all things needed in a household: wooden gates, paintedand carved log houses, wooden ustensils (from kitchen supplies – wooden spoons, plates) to dowry boxes, crafts supplies and tools (spindles, looms). The beauty of the Romanian stone and wood carvings is that, aside from the utilitarian role, these objects have decorative purposes, for they have been designed both for use and for enchanting the eye.

The Spoonman’s Romanian Folklore Legends Crafted In Transylvania

Romanian Folklore

Within the fortified walls of Sighisoara’s citadel, ancient folk legends and beliefs brought back to light stand to dethrone the immortal count Dracula. You could say it’s nearly impossible, he is a Hollywood star, a legend, people fear him, he exists in books and in imagination! Yet, never was mentioned ...

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Romanian Artisan Wood Carving Masks and Figures

Wood Carving

Toader Ignatescu is a famous Romanian artisan, wood carving masks and figures. He was born on the 4th of february, 1957 in Comanesti, Suceava (Bukovina). He made his artistic debut in 1987 at the Festival “Cantarea Romaniei”. Internationally recognized, he has exhibited his work in Europe. Private collections from North and ...

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