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Bucovina

Sheep Shearing at Romanian Sheepfold

Sheep Shearing With Hand Shears at Romanian Sheepfold

Spring has finally arrived to waken the green meadows covering the hills with wildflowers raising from the earth, wearing bold colors, each one so much more than any photograph. Soon, the fields will not...
Carpenter Making A Wooden Rake

Making a Wooden Rake From Scratch

If you go to Romania, you must be prepared for hard work. The life, however, is healthy, although they have to be at work from early morning till late at night, and engaged in...
Romanian Traditional Sweet Bread With Walnuts

Best Romanian Traditional Sweet Bread With Walnuts You Ever Ate

The sounds of mirth echoes through the hall. The rambling country house resounds with the merry laugher of the youngsters as the good cook Burcuță Maria prepares Romanian traditional sweet bread for her children...
Romanian Leather Art Traditional Vests

Stunning Diversity of Romanian Leather Art – Each Village Has Unique Designs

Folk art has been a communication tool for centuries. People used to communicate on a non-verbal level by their dress. In the past, and still in some traditional communities of Romania, when people got together at regional...
harvesting corn by hand

Romanian Peasant Harvesting Corn By Hand, Just Like in Olden Days

Corn crops are planted and harvested at different times around the world. In the north-eastern part of Romania, harvesting of corn occurs from mid-September to mid-October. By this time, all the growth has ceased...
Rag Rug Weaving Workshop

Meet the Young Men Working to Protect the Dying Art of Weaving

Complete Rag Rug Weaving – From Warping the Loom to Weaving Rugs Clustered around the Arbore church, built in 1502 by Luca Arbore, the village of Arbore is renowned not only for the old...
Apple Juice Making

Apple Juice Making at Family Farm from Romania, Bukovina

Apple juice making and other cold-pressed juices are gaining popularity among Romanian consumers. Because of the production technologies, these juices are widely perceived as healthier. In the region of Bukovina, many family farms are...
Traditional Plum Jam Making

Traditional Plum Jam Making in Romania – Povidlă – No Sugar Recipe

Traditional plum jam, especially homemade jam, always transports me to the autumn season. To me, the scent of late autumn is the thick dark plum jam, povidlă, a very thick fruit spread, made of...
Carpet Weaving In Romania

Carpet Weaving With Repurposed Yarn

Ms. Maria is sitting on the loom in an open barn in the front yard, enjoying the fresh spring air. It is a small wood barn protected alike from the sun, draughts and rain...
Vladimir Andrei Weaving Workshop in Romania

Meeting Vladimir After 3 Years – The Young Millennial Keeping Alive a Vanishing Profession

Do you remember Andrei  Vladimir, the young millennial loom weaving, spinning and performing heritage textile crafts with a passionate commitment like you rarely find today? Back in 2017, after reading articles about him, we...
Harvesting Potatoes With Horsedrawn Plow

Harvesting Potatoes With Horsedrawn Plow in Romania

Weather and soil conditions in Bucovina are favorable for planting potato crops. Potato growing is very important and common in this region, where they are a staple food. They are easy to store and grow...
Fermented Whole Cabbage

Fermented Whole Cabbage in Romanian Pickle Town Milișăuți

The small town of Milișăuți is known as the “motherland” of sauerkraut in Romania Located on the banks of Suceava River, in the historical region of Bucovina, Milișăuți is unique in Romania. This small...
Canned Vegetable Spread Zacusca

Canned Vegetable Spread Romanian Local Home-Cooked Zacusca

Autumn comes to the Romanian countryside with a wide assortment of fresh vegetables. When it starts getting dark in the afternoon and autumn leaves start to fall, there’s a distinct chill of grilled eggplant and...
Traditional Wooden Clogs

Incredible Wooden Clogs On Trend Just a Few Decades Back

Today, being surrounded by technological evolutions which encompass every aspect of our life, it is hard to believe that only a few generations back we had a world without computers, no wireless and phone....
Weaver-Manipulated Lace Weaves

Awe-Striking Weaver-Manipulated Lace Weaves Are Incredibly Meticulous

The Romanian blouse: an apparently simple clothing item packed with history and hard work. Not only do the Romanian blouse have a storied past, but they are also making fashion waves in the present....
Preserving Pickles Without Adding Preservatives

Old Style of Preserving Pickles Without Adding Preservatives

Pickles are a crave-able bite of briny deliciousness and have been people’s traditional favorite for a very long time. Besides being the perfect companion to eggs, burgers, sandwiches, pickles are packed with probiotics with...