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Leather Beaded Waistbelt

Leather Artisan Handcrafting Traditional Folk Accessories

Leather Artisan Explains the Basics of a Romanian Leather Beaded Waistbelt Romanian leather craftsman Iosif Glogovski is a skilled leather artisan from Cacica, Bucovina. He has been working since 1958. During communism, he produced...

Romanian Traditional Clothing From Bucovina

Romanian Traditional Clothing in the Region of Bucovina

The structure of Romanian traditional clothing is highly-related to climate area. Weather condtions have strongly influenced not only peasant people’s folk outfit, but also the architecture and design of their cottages.   Romanian Traditional...

Traditional Artisans Cooper Popescu Gheorghe Barrel Making

Barrel Making Traditional Artisans – Master Cooper ‘ s Wooden Barrels

Traditional Artisans Old Crafts – Cooper Making Wooden Wares With Staves It was one of those days when we were wandering round the villages, heading north to the village of Straja, looking to spend...

Throwing Clay Wares in Marginea Commune Bucovina

Black Ceramic Pottery Making – Romania’s Longtime Craft Still Alive

Black Ceramic Pottery Throwing Clay Wares in Marginea Commune, Bucovina Among many black ceramic pottery centers that ceased to exist in the 20th century, the tradition of making black ceramics is still continued in...

Basket Weaver from Romanian Village of Breb

Basket Weaving Split Hazel Frame Baskets in Romanian Village of Breb

The Rare Craft of Slat Pack Basket Weaving With Strips of Hazel On the small unpaved road which leads to the house formerly known as “Prince Charles house”, in the Romanian village of Breb,...

Leather Artist Constantin Juravle Makes Traditional Romanian Sheepskin Vests

Leather Artist Explains the Craft of Traditional Folk Sheepskin Vests

Romanian Leather Artist Restoring an Old Lambskin Coat The folk sheepskin vest is made of the softest, most supple skin. There are a few Romanian skinners (furriers) left, who know the secrets of making these traditional classy...

Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration Slit Weave Tapestry

Textile Weaving Demonstration Specific to Sapanta Village, Maramures

Romanian Textile Weaving Demonstration – Slit Weave Tapestry In the village of Săpânța, famous for it’s main attraction – The Merry Cemetery – we ran into many colored textiles exposed for sale outside the...

Romanian Textiles of Maramures Made by Textile Artisan Anuta Ciceu

Romanian Textiles | Artisanal Craftwork in Rural Areas of Maramures

Diligent Textile Artisan Anuța Ciceu Presents Exquisite Hand Woven and Embroidered Romanian Textiles From Maramures Village of Budești Only one mile away from the village of Sârbi, where we received an education in straw...

Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric

Fulled Weaving for Felting or Fulling Wool Fabric Pănură

Fulled Weaving A Felt Like Fulled Wool Fabric – Vadmal Postav, Dimie, Pănură In the days before the fall of communism, in rural areas of Romania, girls at a young age would learn to...

Spinning Chunky Yarn Manually

Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Thick Wool Weft

Hand Spinning Chunky Yarn in Maramureș – A Single Ply Bulky Yarn Nestled along the Cosău valley, the village of Budești, home to a UNESCO wooden church dating back to 1643, is a beautiful...

Hand Spinning Hemp Fiber

Spinning Hemp Fiber Performed by 19 YO Vladimir Andrei

19 Years Old Romanian Textile Artisan Vladimir Andrei Does Preparation and Spinning Hemp Fiber On the verge of the 4th industrial revolution, the era of the robots doing people’s tasks and 3D printers creating...

Hand Spinning Wool Fibers into Woolen Yarn

Romanian Peasant Hand Spinning Wool on a Distaff With Drop Spindle

Romanian Peasant Hand Spinning Wool Fibers into Woolen Yarn on a Distaff The famous Romanian traditional textiles are known to be the result of a hard work and some very special craft skills. These...

Traditional Farming in Romania

Hay Making in Romania – Crafting Haystacks, Mowing, Scything

Old style agriculture involving the use of natural meadows is an example of perfect interaction between man and nature, one where nature thrives while offering the basic requirements of life. Hay making happens during...

Horse Shoeing Blacksmith in Old Style Village Workshop

Blacksmith Horse Shoeing in Old Style Romanian Village Workshop

Old Fashioned Farrier (Blacksmith) Horse Shoeing Methods In rural Romania, having a horse is more important than a car. A horse is necessary for different activities, such as plowing the fields, carrying stalks, wood...

Loom Weaving Millennial Vladimir Andrei

Loom Weaving, Spinning Performed by 19 YO Millennial Vladimir

Vladimir, the 19 Years Old Millennial Loom Weaving Fabric, Hand Spinning, Knitting Although he also grew up in an electronic-filled and increasingly online world, Vladimir Andrei, aged 19, is no stranger to the traditional...

Shake Roofing in the Carpathian Mountains

Shake Roofing – A Trade Preserving The Carpathian Mountains Old Charm

Much of the charm and splendor of Maramureș lies into the heart of the villages, where massive carved traditional wooden gates guard robust traditional houses of yesteryear. The abundance of timber has driven interest...