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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...

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...