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Romanian Folk Art Village Sâmbăta de Sus Transylvania

Romanian Folk Art in the Village of Sâmbăta de Sus, Transylvania

Varying from region to region, or even from one village to another, you will never discover all the same traditional Romanian costumes when you ramble in the countryside. For instance, the costumes encountered in...

Blacksmith Making a Horse Shoe

Village of Viscri –Blacksmith Forges Metal Objects Out of Junk

Visiting The Romanian Village of Viscri – Where Prince Charles Often Retreats The village of Viscri is nestled between the hills 43 km southeast of Sighișoara. From the main Brașov – Sighișoara road (E60),...

Artisanal Bread Baking Crusty Country Style Székely Battered Boule

Artisanal Bread Baking – Crusty Country Style Székely Battered Boule

The morning mist begins to dissipate as the sun warms the air at the foothills of the Făgăraș Mountains. This is the village of Drăguș, a community with ties to the past. On the...

tradition bearers and practitioners in Romanian villages

Chasing Tradition Bearers and Practitioners in Romanian Villages

“It’s been a few years now since they roam the Romanian villages in search of rare authentic tradition bearers and practitioners, in a rural world where heritage crafts were cast away, being in danger...

Traditional Romanian Coat Maker UNESCO Living Human Treasure Dumitru Sofonea

Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Is a Living Human Treasure

Traditional Romanian Coat Maker Dumitru Sofonea Entitled UNESCO’s Living Human Treasure The village of Drăguș had plenty of surprises in store for us. From amazing weaving art experience, then off to meet the traditional...

Hand Weaving Traditional Towels With Vibrant Patterns

Weaving Art Thrives in This Village Thanks to Dedicated Artisans

In Romanian Village of Drăguș Textile Weaving Art is a Labor of Love for These Busy Bees Throughout every settlement of Transylvania, whether cities or villages, strong German architectural influences are visible. The structure...

Weaving in the Village of Drăguș Transylvania

Weaving Complex Patterns in Village of Drăguș, Transylvania

With snow covered mountain peaks on the horizon, the village of Drăguș, one of the most beautiful villages in Romania, has a well-known community of skilled craft workers, many more than it’s neighboring villages...

Romanian Folk Costumes From Transylvania

Romanian Folk Costumes Spotted on Rural Transylvania Tour

Discovering Traditional Crafts on Rural Transylvania Tour in The Land of Făgăraș The basic features of the Romanian folk costumes in Transylvania region are two rectangular aprons (catrințe or reg. cretințe), black or in...

Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains

Cheesemaking in Transylvania – Traditional Sheep Cheese Recipes

Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains As the sun slides below the rocky summits of Fagaras mountains, shepherds from Transylvania finish the evening milking. Milk buckets filled with foamy white liquid are...

Transylvania Trip Sighisoara Citadel

7 Attractions Worth Visited on Your Transylvania Trip

What make Romania unique are the huge regional differences. Not only there are differences in landscape and climate, but also in the village settlements, architecture and people who live in each of these regions....

Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Peasant Blouses Traditional clothing didn’t go out of style in the region of Bucovina. The resurgence of village social events is fuelling the demand for unique costumes. In...

Romanian Pagan Traditions That Led Me to Jesus Christ

Romanian Pagan Traditions That Led Me to Jesus Christ

Last year I deleted over a quarter of my blog posts. Hours of work. It wasn’t easy. I’ll explain. But first of all, If you’ve been following Peasantartcraft for a very long time, then...

Making Straw Hats Milliner Hatmaking

Making Straw Hats: Milliner Demonstrates Traditional Hatmaking

The Art of Making Straw Hats in Maramures It’s a  hot summer day in the village of Sârbi, Maramureș. There is little movement on the streets. Life is still. On these days people are...

Visit Bucovina Painted Monasteries

Visit Bucovina – Top 8 Places To Travel & Things To Do in Suceava County

Looking for a combo of urban and rural, local customs, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, tall forests, winter sports and mountains? Then you should plan your next trip to the region of Bucovina, northeast Romania....

Impossible Bottle Wood Carving Puzzles

Wood Carving Puzzles in Impossible Bottle – Maramures Artisanal Crafts

Wood Carving a Wooden Yarn Swift in Impossible Bottle The first rays of sunrise burst through the morning haze. The village is still immersed in fog, the only thing visible over the thin veil is an...

Maramureș Village Museum Wood Architecture Local Culture

The Village Museum of Maramureș – Where Houses Tell Their Own Stories

Connecting With Local Culture at Maramureș Village Museum Most people don’t necessarily consider life in the country as something cool, fun or entertaining. A place where the old prevails is not somewhere you travel...