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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...

Craft Worker Hand Weaving on Floor Loom

Traditional Artisan from Romania Loom Weaving Patterned Bands

A traditional artisan crafts his products by means of primitive tools, most of which could  be found in museums. There are tons of fancy weaving gadgets and looms on the market today, but watching...

Country Bread Baking Secrets

Country Bread Baking – Secrets of Romanian Crusty Artisanal Lovely Taste

Romanian Rustic Country Bread Baking Secrets Bread is one of the easiest 4-ingredient food most commonly eaten in all over the world. Country bread baking makes every home feel cosy, with a festive holiday scent,...

Romanian Embroidery Designs Collection of Textile Artisan Floarea Ilitoi

Romanian Embroidery Designs Collection Counting Hundreds of Pieces

Floarea Ilițoi from Cajvana, Suceava County, has been sewing since she was seven years old. Today, at the age of 65, her huge collection of Romanian embroidery designs counts hundreds of items, and still growing....

Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse

Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse Performed by Traditional Artisan

Peasant Woman Demonstrates Heavy Bead Embroidery Work on Romanian Blouse The Romanian peasant women were spending the cold winter days at home, sewing their clothes. Each one of them had a single goal: to...

Textile Weaving Demonstration

Romanian Blouse in the Making – Textile Artisan Weaving on Floor Loom

Artisan Manoilă Aurica Demonstrates The Craft Of The Romanian Blouse There are two types of objects in the world: those which break the time barrier, and those which don’t. The things that you throw away without remorse and...