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Artisanal Bread Baking Crusty Country Style Székely Battered Boule

Artisanal Bread Baking – Crusty Country Style Székely Battered Boule

The morning mist begins to dissipate as the sun warms the air at the foothills of the Făgăraș Mountains. This is the village of Drăguș, a community with ties to the past. On the...
tradition bearers and practitioners in Romanian villages

Chasing Tradition Bearers and Practitioners in Romanian Villages

“It’s been a few years now since they roam the Romanian villages in search of rare authentic tradition bearers and practitioners, in a rural world where heritage crafts were cast away, being in danger...
Romanian Folk Costumes From Transylvania

Romanian Folk Costumes Spotted on Rural Transylvania Tour

Discovering Traditional Crafts on Rural Transylvania Tour in The Land of Făgăraș The basic features of the Romanian folk costumes in Transylvania region are two rectangular aprons (catrințe or reg. cretințe), black or in...
Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains

Cheesemaking in Transylvania – Traditional Sheep Cheese Recipes

Cheesemaking at Romanian Sheepfold From Transylvania Fagaras Mountains As the sun slides below the rocky summits of Fagaras mountains, shepherds from Transylvania finish the evening milking. Milk buckets filled with foamy white liquid are...
Transylvania Trip Sighisoara Citadel

7 Attractions Worth Visited on Your Transylvania Trip

What make Romania unique are the huge regional differences. Not only there are differences in landscape and climate, but also in the village settlements, architecture and people who live in each of these regions....
Romanian Pagan Traditions That Led Me to Jesus Christ

Romanian Pagan Traditions That Led Me to Jesus Christ

Last year I deleted over a quarter of my blog posts. Hours of work. It wasn’t easy. I’ll explain. But first of all, If you’ve been following Peasantartcraft for a very long time, then...
Visit Bucovina Painted Monasteries

Visit Bucovina – Top 8 Places To Travel & Things To Do in Suceava County

Looking for a combo of urban and rural, local customs, delicious food, beautiful landscapes, tall forests, winter sports and mountains? Then you should plan your next trip to the region of Bucovina, northeast Romania....
Maramureș Village Museum Wood Architecture Local Culture

The Village Museum of Maramureș – Where Houses Tell Their Own Stories

Connecting With Local Culture at Maramureș Village Museum Most people don’t necessarily consider life in the country as something cool, fun or entertaining. A place where the old prevails is not somewhere you travel...
Maramures Villages Traditional Washing Machines Valtori

Life in Maramures Villages Is So Much Simpler – Look How They Do Their Laundry

In old times, people used to wash their clothes in rivers, but in Maramures villages, they had their own way of doing the laundry. Before washing machines were invented, the people from Maramureș took their clothing to nearby...
Romanian Traditional Costumes Maramures

Romanian Traditional Costumes and Dances On Our Maramures Trip

Romanian Traditional Costumes From Maramureș Since day one, the local people of Maramureș or moroșeni, as they are called, won us over with their hospitality. Our first interaction with the locals happened in the...
Visit Maramures Bârsana Monastery

Visit Maramures – 10 Places To Travel & Things To Do in North Romania

Although we did visit many places in Maramureș, nothing immersed me into the rich local culture and nothing helped me understand the local’s spirit better than our stay in the Bârsana village. In fact,...
Water Mill Operates With Hydraulic Francis Turbine

100-year-old Water Mill Makes Flour Using 100% Clean Energy

Generations ago, a group of Hungarian colonists camped in North-Eastern Romania, on the left bank of the river Suceava. Legend says after the founding fathers asked for settlement approval from God, the village was...
Weed Control Methods in Rural Romania

Horse Hoeing Husbandry Traditional Weed Control Demonstration

Traditional Weed Control Methods in Rural Romania For rural people, the summer season is not a time to play. This is the busiest time of year, when families work the land to produce food...
Rural Romania Traditional Interiors

10 Traditional Interiors of Rural Romania in all Their Storied, Rustic Glory

Traditional interiors of rural Romania encompass stuff produced by inhabitants who have a proud tradition of making things for themselves. Their homes are layered with folk art made of natural materials such as sheepskin, wood,...
Traditional Stoves

Rustic Restaurant Decor Ideas Traditional Romanian Style Interiors

7 Traditional Decor Ideas for Rustic Restaurant Decor The thought of bringing in rustic restaurant decor to recreate the beautiful atmosphere of rural Romania is not a new one. Rustic restaurant decor has always...
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...