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Horse Harness With Brass Ornaments

Horse Harness Making With Brass Ornaments in Rural Leather Workshop

Handmade horse harness making from 100% Romanian leather, locally tanned In the charming village of Bilca, where so many pretty old wooden cottages abound, I was once a guest in a local leather workshop,...

glazing ceramic pots in furnace

Pottery Making – From Digging to Processing Clay, Wheel Throwing and Burning Ceramic

Over the years, Marginea has seen the commune’s ceramic industry develop from families-orchestrated occupation, having started over 300 years ago, to a widespread phenomenon, selling pottery throughout Romania and abroad. Today, this commune is...

Basket Weaving

Young man, 20, keeping willow basket making alive

Forty years ago, the village of Calafindești, located in Suceava county, was a main hot spot for willow basket making. The climate of the region and the presence of moist soil favored the osier...

Making Pickled Cabbage

Making Pickled Cabbage in Milișăuți, Romania – The Motherland of Sour Cabbage

The last days of October and the earliest of November are very commonly the busiest days of the whole season in Romania amongst those who make pickled cabbage. In the small town of Milișăuți,...

The Bradet Smoked Cheese

Bradet Smoked Stretched-Curd Cheese – A Must-Eat in Romania

Making Bradet Cheese – A Daily Task For Many Romanian Farm Families From Brăduleț Those who have chanced to visit the villages which nestle in the foothills of the Făgăraș mountains must have noticed that the...

Artisan Weaver Olivotto Viorica

Visiting Argeș, Romania – We Were Introduced to Traditional Clothing By Local Weaver From Nucșoara

The range of Făgăraș mountains stretched a long line of alp-like heights in the far distance, bounding the sub-Carpathian hills, their topmost peaks, always crowned with snow, luring us towards them. Driving past a chain...

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Homemade Strawberry Jam Without Pectin And Low Sugar

Homemade strawberry jam is the taste of the summer season that carries you through those long winter months. It is a pleasant way to start the day, spread on toast or pancakes. This season,...

Romanian Glazier Puscalau Vasile Making Stained Glass Windows

Making Stained Glass Windows -Mesmerizing Puzzles of Color and Light

Once essential to the fabric of ancient churches, the stained glass windows feature an array of brilliant colors that gleams with the light of the incoming rays of sun streaming into the building, creating...

Sheep Shearing at Romanian Sheepfold

Sheep Shearing With Hand Shears at Romanian Sheepfold

Spring has finally arrived to waken the green meadows covering the hills with wildflowers raising from the earth, wearing bold colors, each one so much more than any photograph. Soon, the fields will not...

Carpenter Making A Wooden Rake

Making a Wooden Rake From Scratch

If you go to Romania, you must be prepared for hard work. The life, however, is healthy, although they have to be at work from early morning till late at night, and engaged in...

Fishing-in-The-Black-Sea

Fishing in The Black Sea, Romania – Catching and Cooking Horse Mackerel

Visiting the fishermen’s island, a humble fishing village in Romanian Black Sea coastal city Mangalia It is a summer afternoon. The sun shines brilliantly over the Black Sea, illuminating the green waters of the...

Romanian Traditional Sweet Bread With Walnuts

Best Romanian Traditional Sweet Bread With Walnuts You Ever Ate

The sounds of mirth echoes through the hall. The rambling country house resounds with the merry laugher of the youngsters as the good cook Burcuță Maria prepares Romanian traditional sweet bread for her children...

Romanian Leather Art Traditional Vests

Stunning Diversity of Romanian Leather Art – Each Village Has Unique Designs

Folk art has been a communication tool for centuries. People used to communicate on a non-verbal level by their dress. In the past, and still in some traditional communities of Romania, when people got together at regional...

harvesting corn by hand

Romanian Peasant Harvesting Corn By Hand, Just Like in Olden Days

Corn crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. In the north-eastern part of Romania, harvesting of corn occurs from mid-September to mid-October. By this time, all the growth has ceased...

Romanian Blouses from Sibiu Transylvania

Romanian Blouses and Costumes from Sibiu, Transylvania

Although in the high-pressure of 21st-century life there seems to the busy to be very little time to spare, still it cannot be denied that embroideries are very much before the public, that new...

Leather Belt Maker Nistor Ana Maria Sighisoara

Leather Belt-Maker Works in Medieval Tower Following Guild Extinction

The old tower clock was just striking five o’clock when we drove through the gates into Sighișoara’s Citadel. A feeling of enchantment swept over me at the sight of this medieval fortified town with...