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Traditional Weaving

Traditional weaving in Romania has been one of the most widespread form of craft practiced in every village household. Here we present Romanian peasants who still practice the old habit of loom weaving traditional textiles.

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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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

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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19 Years Old Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning of Hemp Fibers

Hemp Fibers

19 Years Old Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning of Hemp Fibers As we approach a third industrial revolution, the era of the robots doing people’s tasks and 3D printers creating everything, it is important to understand that we must preserve our age-old knowledge. I’m not against evolution, if only this ...

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Vladimir, the 19 Years Old Millennial Loom Weaving Fabric, Spinning, Knitting

Loom Weaving

Vladimir, the 19 Years Old Millennial Loom Weaving Fabric, Spinning, Knitting Although he also grew up in an electronic-filled and increasingly online world, Vladimir Andrei, aged 19, is no stranger to the traditional means of loom weaving fabric, spinning, knitting and embroidery. While the millennials ceased to express interest in ...

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Old Traditional Romanian Tapestry Patterns that Should be Revived

Romanian Tapestry

Old Traditional Romanian Tapestry Patterns that Should be Revived If we look at the traditional Romanian tapestry from Bukovina, at what’s currently popular in the area, we see things have changed a lot in the past 80 years. The authentic, traditional geometric patterns have been replaced with strong floral designs, the ...

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