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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...

Wood Artisan Bolek Maierik Wood Carving Figures

Wood Carving Tips and Secrets From Polish Artisan Bolek Maierik

Wood Artisan Bolek Maierik Wood Carving Figures and Pierced Relief Sculptures Bolek Maierik is a Polish stone carver and wood artisan living in Pleșa, Bucovina, a north Romanian village, mainly inhabited by Polish people. After four...

Romanian Traditional Craftsmen Constantin Juravle from village of Straja

Romanian Traditional Craftsmen to Stage a Couture Collection

Skinner Constantin Juravle Took Romanian Traditional Crafts on Paris Catwalk In 2011, a Romanian peasant stepped up on the catwalk. He didn’t read any fashion magazine, doesn’t have any degree in fashion. He didn’t chase any couture...

Romanian Traditional Folk Apron Specific to Villages of Bucovina

Textile Artisan Traditional Loom Weaving With Multiple Shuttles

Rural Textile Artisan Loom Weaving Horizontal Stripes Pattern with Multiple Shuttles In the region of Bucovina, North Romania, the folk apron is a straight piece of cloth, woven on a loom, wrapped around the waist...

Traditional Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

The Craftsmanship of Romanian Lambskin Vests

The Traditional Craftsmanship of Romanian Sheepskin Coats The traditional craftsmanship of Romanian lambskin vests goes back to ancient times, since sheep fur, pelts and hide clothing have been handcrafted in this predominantly pastoral country....

Green Wood Carving a Traditional Wooden Mask

Wood Artisan Carving Folk Art Inspired Masks and Figures

Wood Artisan Carving a Wooden Spirit from a Branch Toader Ignătescu is a well known Romanian wood artisan, carving masks and figures. He was born on the 4th of february, 1957 in Comănești, Suceava...

Traditional Artisans Still Practicing Old Occupations

10 Traditional Artisans of Romania Still Keeping Ancient Crafts Alive

We Travel to Meet Traditional Artisans Still Practicing Old Occupations It is fascinating to meet people who still practice old occupations. In the past two weeks, we’ve been traveling 600 km to find some of...

Romanian Peasant Blouses With Beaded Floral Patterns

Romanian Peasant Blouses With Amazing Beads Embroidery

Few days back, I ran into a private collection of traditional floral patterns from the northern region of Bucovina. Romanian peasant blouses with heavy beaded embroidery patterns are worn on important social events. The...

Traditional Romanian Houses

Charming Painted and Carved Traditional Romanian Houses

The painted and carved traditional Romanian houses that can be seen in Romanian villages are manually sculpted, carved and painted in a diversity of colors and motifs. All aspects of the peasant’s lifestyle show a deep connection...

Peasant Sandals

Leather Craftsman Making Traditional Romanian Peasant Sandals

Leather Craftsman Demonstrates The Craft of Eastern European Folk Shoes The thought of finding an old-fashioned shoemaker has been running through my mind for a while. The craft of peasant sandals has always aroused my...

Romanian Traditional House Still Standing After 250 Years

Romanian Traditional House From 18th Cenntury Still Inhabited

Romanian Traditional House Still Standing and Inhabited After Over 250 Years Exploring the traditional villages of Romania is a rewarding adventure. In the old villages one can find true gems hidden in plain view. It...

Loom Weaver Makes Folk Skirts at 82

Loom Weaver Still In-Service Makes Folk Skirts for Community at 82-YO

Retired Romanian Loom Weaver Handcrafting Traditional Clothing for Village Community In the region of Bucovina, the folk skirt worn as part of the Romanian costume, is a rectangular piece of cloth, woven on a loom,...