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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...

Traditional Wooden Gates Carving in Maramureș

Making of Traditional Wooden Gates in The Land of Wood

When it comes to visiting Maramureș, many travelers fantasize about walking along the massive carved gates beautifully aligned on the alleys. Traditional wooden gates are often found at the entrance to towns and other...

Maramures Villages Traditional Washing Machines Valtori

Life in Maramures Villages Is So Much Simpler – Look How They Do Their Laundry

In old times, people used to wash their clothes in rivers, but in Maramures villages, they had their own way of doing the laundry. Before washing machines were invented, the people from Maramureș took their clothing to nearby...

Merry Cemetery from Săpânța Maramureș

The Merry Cemetery That Makes Light of Death Hides in a Small Village

The Merry Cemetery from Săpânța, Maramureș Is Unique in The World If you visit Maramureș, then you must add the merriest cemetery in the world to your travel list. At the Merry Cemetery you...

Romanian Traditional Costumes Maramures

Romanian Traditional Costumes and Dances On Our Maramures Trip

Romanian Traditional Costumes From Maramureș Since day one, the local people of Maramureș or moroșeni, as they are called, won us over with their hospitality. Our first interaction with the locals happened in the...

Visit Maramures Bârsana Monastery

Visit Maramures – 10 Places To Travel & Things To Do in North Romania

Although we did visit many places in Maramureș, nothing immersed me into the rich local culture and nothing helped me understand the local’s spirit better than our stay in the Bârsana village. In fact,...

Water Mill Operates With Hydraulic Francis Turbine

100-year-old Water Mill Makes Flour Using 100% Clean Energy

Generations ago, a group of Hungarian colonists camped in North-Eastern Romania, on the left bank of the river Suceava. Legend says after the founding fathers asked for settlement approval from God, the village was...

Broom Making With Broomcorn

Broom Making Craft by Hand Still Alive in This Romanian Village

Over time, some Romanian villages gained expertise in traditional broom making craft, a knowledge passed on from generation to generation and still kept among communities of skilled craftsmen. Traditional broom making, already extinct in...

Broom Making Craft and Trade

Romanian Villages Where All Locals Practice the same Craft

While exploring Romania, don’t be surprised if you hit villages where everyone sells exactly the same thing. They are remnants of a highly productive peasant culture. There are Romanian villages selling only woven baskets,...

Weed Control Methods in Rural Romania

Horse Hoeing Husbandry Traditional Weed Control Demonstration

Traditional Weed Control Methods in Rural Romania For rural people, the summer season is not a time to play. This is the busiest time of year, when families work the land to produce food...

Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu From Romanian Village Vicovul de Jos

Traditional Weaver Winding Warp for Patterned Bands

Meeting Romanian Traditional Weaver Veronea Mutescu In The Village of Vicovul de Jos When visiting a Romanian village, it feels like people in the countryside live in a different timezone. Most of the village...

Carpenter Vasile Cușnir Making Polenta Wooden Plates

Hutsuls – Mountain Men Living in Romanian Carpathians

Hutsuls – Ukrainians Mountain Men from North Romania They built lonely dwellings in the mountains, away from people and laws, and worked their way to freedom with their own hands. Hutsuls, also known as...

Rural Romania Traditional Interiors

10 Traditional Interiors of Rural Romania in all Their Storied, Rustic Glory

Traditional interiors of rural Romania encompass stuff produced by inhabitants who have a proud tradition of making things for themselves. Their homes are layered with folk art made of natural materials such as sheepskin, wood,...

Romanian Traditional Carpets From Oltenia

Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hanging and Kilims from Oltenia

Weave Structure and Design of Romanian Traditional Carpets, Wall Hangings and Kilims from Oltenia Beauty and utility are profoundly intertwined within a Romanian homestead. Traditional wall carpets craftsmanship of Romania has prevailed among peasants....

Romanian Folk Embroidery

8 Easy Romanian Folk Embroidery Decorative Stitches

While some embroidery stitches are commonly used everywhere in the world – double feather, chain stitch, combined chain stitch, various types of filling and edging stitches, there are some regionally unique Romanian folk embroidery...