THE WORLD IS CHANGING – How often do we hear that? In an increasingly technologized world, traditional arts and crafts are on the verge of being forgotten. Educating people about the value of an item made by hand is crucial.
“Small-scale food producers—peasants, artisanal fisherfolks, pastoralists, hunters, and gatherers—produce 70 percent of all food in the world”, says a recent report published by the U.N. Global Compact. Yet, they make the most ignored social class.
At PeasantArtCraft, we aim to encourage small-scale producers, by taking an active role in the rural community, participating in historic traditions, and sharing with the world.
Promoting endangered heritage crafts and rural lifestyle.
We travel to remote villages looking for traditional artisans of Romania who still keep their ancient traditions alive and honor the traditional arts and crafts: loom weaving, wood carving, traditional embroidery, and leather crafts.
The outcome of our prolific travels is a series of films, photographs, and texts documenting traditional crafts, folk art, and rural lifestyle in the Romanian villages at the present times.