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Spoon Carving Demonstration

Spoon Carving Wooden Spoons and Ladles

Romanian Wood Craftsman Demonstrates Traditional Spoon Carving You can tell so much about a person by the way he builds his fence. Tall fences, stone walls indicate a need for privacy, while a short...

Hot Smoked Meat

Smoking Meat – Traditional Romanian Smoked Meat Recipes from Mountain Men

Romanian Recipes of Smoking Meat the Traditional Way During the XXth century, in the Romanian countryside, peasants were smoking meat to preserve it. Fresh meat was consumed only one week after the sacrifice. Although they now...

Wooden Wheel Making Process

Wooden Wheel Making by Hand: Traditional Craft of a Cartwheel

Wheelwright From Romanian Village of Straja Explains Wooden Wheel Making Process Curious to know a wooden wheel making process? My compliments, if you plan to hand craft one by yourself. I never thought that...

Romanian Traditions Thriving in Villages of Bucovina

Romanian Traditions, Folk Costumes and Dances at Village Festivals

Romanian Traditions Still Thriving in Villages of Bucovina Bucovina is a land with so many Romanian traditions and customs, but seeing people dressed in Romanian national costumes and partying as a way of life...

Traditional Villages of Romania

Our Ultimate Travel to Unspoilt Traditional Villages of Romania

A Tour of the Beautiful Traditional Villages of Romania Romania is one of the last places in Europe where people live a medieval lifestyle from choice. Residents of traditional villages of Romania preserve an unspoiled...

Romanian Traditional Craftsmen

Leather Artisans (Skinners) – Old Time Romanian Traditional Craftsmen

Most Important Traditional Craftsmen in the Romanian Villages: Leather Artisans (Skinners) Leather artisans’ work involved many processes of great complexity. To start with, the leather craftsman would tan the pelts and hides, an extremely tough...

Traditional Agriculture in the Romanian Countryside

Romanian Farmers Loading Hay into Horse Drawn Vagon

Traditional Agriculture in the Romanian Countryside – Farmers Loading Hay In the Romanian countryside, many small farmers live a hardworking life. Their traditional farming practices hardly meet any modern technology or machines. They plow...

Romanian National Dress from Transylvania

Romanian National Costumes from 4 Ethnographic Zones

1. Romanian National Costumes from Moldova Romanian National Costumes from Neamț and Baia, Moldova The peasant women’s blouses have ornaments arranged on chest, sleeves and shoulders (altiță and încreț) in one, two or more...

Hand Weaving Romanian Traditional Floral Pattern

Hand Weaving Demonstration of Romanian Traditional Waist Belt

81-YO Textile Artisan Jacotă Maria Hand Weaving a Romanian Traditional Floral Pattern What I love about rural people is their friendly nature. They are happy to receive visitors. No matter how busy they are,...

Traditional Loom Weaving in Romanian Village of Straja Bucovina

Traditional Loom Weaving in the Romanian Village of Straja, Bucovina

Romanian Fiber Artist Morar Maria Demonstrates Traditional Loom Weaving a Square Black and White Pattern Peasant Bag Specific to the Village of Straja, Bucovina While visiting the village of Straja, Bucovina, we could observe...

Traditional Cheese Recipes from Romanian Villages of Bucovina

Traditional Cheese Recipes from Romanian Villages of Bucovina

Traditional Cheese Recipes from Romanian Villages of Bucovina Each morning, afternoon and evening, Nicanor and his sons make a cheese of 26 lbs. After milking sheep by hand, the animals are taken out for grazing...

Milking Sheep by Hand in Rustic Sheepfold from Romanian Village

Milking Sheep by Hand in Traditional Sheepfold from Romanian Village

Shepherd Hand Milking Sheep in a Romanian Traditional Sheepfold – Stână Driving down the Romanian countryside, on the road from Gura Humorului to Solca, we wondered at this rustic sheepfold far away, on a...

Rural Romania Traditions Trumpet Playing

Romanian Countryside Steeped in Tradition: Shepherd Tends Sheepfold the Old Way

Shepherding in Romanian Countryside Steeped in Tradition: A Traditional Way of Calling the Flock of Sheep No one knows the ancient songs of the trumpet better than a shepherd. Born in 1951, at a...

Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

50 Beaded Embroidery Patterns on Romanian Peasant Blouses

Intricate handmade beaded embroidery patterns on Romanian peasant blouses from the regions of Bucovina and Oltenia found on very old textiles of Romania, featuring floral designs. The blouses with bead embroidery embellished with such generosity were worn...

Hemp Processing for Fiber Heckling

Hemp Processing for Fiber – Traditional Methods in Romanian Villages

A peasant’s existence was based on linen, cotton and hemp processing. Women were trained into traditional fiber arts since childhood. Hemp fiber was often used to make towels, peasant blouses for men and women, tight...

Cliff Carving in Romanian Mountains of Bucovina

Stone Carving Ancient Faces into Cliff

Polish Sculptor Bolek Maierik Stone Carving Ancient Faces into Cliff After we learned his wood carving tips and secrets, we went on a hike on top of Pleșa hill, where Bolek Maierik carved ancient...